Facebook Announces Crowdfunding Service To Back Causes Such As Medical Needs

Facebook said today it is introducing a crowdfunding feature to help users back causes such as education, medical needs, pet medical, crisis relief, personal emergencies and funerals. The new tool, which appears to offer similar features as GoFundMe, allows users 18 or older to “raise money for themselves, a friend or someone or something not on Facebook.” From a report: Personal Fundraisers are available in several specific categories, and require a 24-hour review process. Here are the covered categories for now: Education: such as tuition, books or classroom supplies. Medical: such as medical procedures, treatments or injuries. Pet Medical: such as veterinary procedures, treatments or injuries. Crisis Relief: such as public crises or natural disasters. Personal Emergency: such as a house fire, theft or car accident. Funeral and Loss: such as burial expenses or living costs after losing a loved one.


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