Silver Spring is essentially the most beneficiant metropolis within the nation, in line with an annual giving report launched by crowdfunding platform GoFundMe.
The report, which additionally included Alexandria, Va. at #6 and Rockville, Md. at #10, included a number of different U.S. cities which have supported quite a few causes and organizations. The report additionally included 2020 developments and a listing of causes supported, reminiscent of COVID-19 aid and hurricane aid.
Domestically, nonprofit Silver Spring Cares launched a GoFundMe campaign this yr to supply meals from native eating places to residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small Things Matter, a nonprofit began by Montgomery Blair Excessive Faculty scholar Lana Anderson, partnered with Silver Spring Cares to ship the meals.
Silver Spring & Takoma Park Mutual Aid additionally launched a GoFundMe campaign this yr to assist meet the wants of native households through the COVID-19 pandemic: “We fashioned a Silver Spring mutual support group to assist reply to the wants in our local people. We have now a pool of volunteers and a call-in helpline. We’ve distributed over $2,300 in grocery playing cards since March. Along with present playing cards, we’ve got linked individuals with native nonprofits, accomplished check-ins by telephone for remoted and aged people, assisted with the Maryland Health Connection, obtained used computer systems for youths, and arranged grocery supply.”
Prospects of native bakery Patisserie Manuel launched a GoFundMe campaign this yr to maintain the bakery open, after the COVID-19 pandemic compelled the closure of its newly-opened retailer at Westfield Montgomery Mall.
To learn the complete annual report, head to GoFundMe’s Inspire Hope website.
Graphic courtesy GoFundMe