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GoFundMe & Hurricane Hector: Hoping for the best when planning for the worst

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HONOLULU (KITV) -

GoFundMe announced that they company is working with Hawaii state officials as Hurricane Hector nears, to ensure that money raised on the crowdfunding site will go to those who need it most.

This week, GoFundMe's Trust and Safety Team briefed Hawaii officials on how to protect donors and recipients. The company guarantees that all funds raised on GoFundMe will go to the proper recipient.

The crowdfunding site says that when a campaign is created and funds are collected, the money is held and then directly transferred to the beneficiary, rather than the campaign organizer.

GoFundMe assures that their team is working around-the-clock to provide support, stating, "We are hoping for the best, planning for the worst, and we will stay in close touch with all organizers and beneficiaries to ensure the resources get to people in need as soon as possible."

The site is the world's largest social fundraising platform, and has raised over $5 billion.

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