Whether it's helping a family who lost their home in a fire or supporting a bike safety campaign, there have been a number of Go Fund Me campaigns started to raise money for those in need.
Here's a look at some featured stories throughout Long Island:
- Go Fund Me Effort Aims to Help Blue Point Family: A GoFundMe campaign to help out a Blue Point family that lost its home in an electrical fire on Christmas Eve is nearly halfway to its goal of raising $5,000.
- Helping Dog Hit by Car Goal of Ronkonkoma Campaign: A Ronkonkoma GoFundMe campaign is trying to help a dog hit by a car on Dec. 29 get the surgical treatment he needs.
- Tragic Loss of Son Prompts Stony Brook Man to Start Bike Safety Campaign: When a head on collision took the life of a Stony Brook man’s only child, he bravely said he wanted to make a positive out of a negative and with the help of the local community and others, he is doing just that.
- Man Trying to Become Paramedic Seeks Help: Michael Bakal wants to be a paramedic. The 32-year-old from Baldwin has worked as a volunteer firefighter and earned his Emergency Medical Technician certification three years ago.
- Go Fund Me Campaign Raises $9,365 in Fire Relief Fund: An online campaign dedicated to raising money for a couple displaced by a Dec. 28 fire in their Sea Cliff home is close to nearing its $10,000 goal.
- Go Fund Me Effort Aimed at Helping West Islip Family Cheer on Olympic-Bound Son: An online fundraising effort is underway to help a West Islip family travel to the Winter Olympics to see their 19-year-old son participate in the Mens Luge Team event.
- Local Man Seeks Funding for Animal Shelter: Dennis Kanyuk of Freeport has started an online campaign to raise money for Bobbi & The Strays, a dog and cat shelter with locations in Queens and Freeport.