After several personal losses, I created People In Need as a way of helping others in their time of need
Katy, TX (PRWEB) September 15, 2011
People In Need, a new online portal for charitable giving, offers those in need the opportunity to seek donations for free and without any service charges or percentage take. This new website is an ideal partner for anyone affected by an unforeseen tragedy.
The recent wildfires that raged across Central Texas have already become the state’s costliest ever – accounting for an estimated $250+ million in damage. According to Texas Forest Service estimates, this devastation is the result of dozens of wildfires that have burned through 3.7 million acres and 2,649 homes and have claimed ten lives. And, the toll of these wildfires is being taken atop the already $5.2 billion in estimated agricultural losses from the state’s epic drought, which began in October 2010.
Fortunately, many of the victims of these horrendous natural disasters are insured and will be able to recoup most, if not all of their financial losses. However, according to Red Cross estimates, 1 in 5 of the homeowners affected by these wildfires have no insurance to cover the cost of rebuilding their homes or reclaiming their lives. Additionally, another 70% of American homeowners who do have insurance, including those across Central Texas, lack adequate coverage to carry them through such a catastrophe.
Where can these people turn in their time of need? According to Richard Rogers, Owner of THTT, LLC., they should consider turning to friends, colleagues, community and even to perfect strangers. To help facilitate this process, his firm has recently launched a new portal for charitable giving called PeopleInNeed.com. “After several personal losses, I created People In Need as a way of helping others in their time of need,” said Rogers. “There are other sites out there, but they all take a portion of your donations. We just don’t think that’s fair. If someone uses our site and doesn’t click on any ads then we don’t make any money. We don’t take a dime from anyone’s donations,” he said.
“The fact is, any one of us could find ourselves in need at any given moment…from being burned out of a house to losing a family member or needing to treat a beloved sick pet,” Rogers said. “Of course, need doesn’t always have to be born from tragedy, either”, said Rogers. “People In Need is also a great fundraising site for those looking to make a difference in their communities or even to make someone’s dreams come true.”
Setting Up A Donation Site Is As Easy As 1, 2, 3
Setting up a free page at PeopleInNeed.net is a simple, three step process. First, the website owner sets up a free PayPal account. Second, they create their free People In Need Page and connect it to their new PayPal Account. Third, they can forward the page to every one of their contacts via email and through various social networks.
About People In Need:
Founded in July 2011, People In Need is a free online portal for charitable giving, owned by THTT, LLC. PeopleInNeed.net allows anyone to set up a free page for accepting donations during their time of need. The site is completely free to all who use it and takes no percentage of donations and charges no processing or membership fees.
To learn more about People In Need, visit: http://www.PeopleInNeed.net