Unfortunately, when a tragedy like this occurs in the inner city, all too often it is not given the media coverage of other tragic events. The only people that suffer, as a result, are the innocent victims
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 24, 2013
Crowd It Forward's online fund for the victims of the tragic shooting at Chicago’s Cornell Square Park was featured in Huffington Post. The article, announcing the formation of the fund for victims of the tragic shooting including a 3 year-old boy shot in the face, can be read at http://huff.to/1gU3t8T. Tax-deductible donations to help the 13 victims of the September 19, 2013 shooting may be made by visiting http://www.CrowdItForward.com/projects/chicago-shootings.
"It is great that an excellent journalist like Kim Bellware of Huffington Post understands the significance of media coverage to help the victims of this tragedy," said crowdfunding expert Kendall Almerico, founder of Crowd It Forward. "Unfortunately, when a tragedy like this occurs in the inner city, all too often it is not given the media coverage of other tragic events. The only people that suffer, as a result, are the innocent victims."
As reported in Huffington Post, Crowd It Forward has created a crowdfunding web page to accept tax-deductible donations to assist with medical bills for the victims. "The great thing about crowdfunding is that when a lot of people in 'the crowd' just give a little, we can make a huge difference in people’s lives," Almerico says. "People like the victims of this shooting who were enjoying an evening of basketball in a local park when they suddenly had their lives turned upside down by gunfire."
Crowd It Forward is operated by the ClickStartMe Foundation, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that oversees distribution of the charitable funds that are raised through the crowdfunding site http://www.CrowdItForward.com. Almerico notes that unlike many charities with large overhead expenses that keep a large percentage of donations to operate, Crowd It Forward guarantees that at least 90% of every dollar donated will be distributed directly to pay the medical bills of the victims of this tragedy.
"I have worked and represented charities and non-profits for years in my law practice, and I would not have started Crowd It Forward unless I could assure donors that their generous donations would get into the hands of those in need," Almerico says. "And we will be sure that the money gets to the doctors, nurses and hospitals who provide care for these victims, so that the treatment that is needed can be provided."
Crowd It Forward also creates "Random Acts of Crowdfunding" to raise money for people who have inspiring stories or who perform random acts of kindness to others. All donations to crowdfunding projects on Crowd it Forward are tax deductible.
For more information about Crowd It Forward, contact Media(at)CrowdItForward(dot)com or call 813.410.4658. Founder Kendall Almerico is available for interviews.