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Port Coquitlam mayor reaches online fundraising goal

A crowdsourcing campaign enabled the Homes for Good Society raise enough money to house a homeless person for a year. - FILE PHOTO
A crowdsourcing campaign enabled the Homes for Good Society raise enough money to house a homeless person for a year.
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Convenience, computers and a good cause came together to provide a homeless person with a home and Port Coquitlam’s mayor is thrilled that it all worked out.

Greg Moore and the Homes for Good Society successfully met their fundraising goal of $6,800 to subsidize the rent of a homeless person for one year. In fact, by the time the crowdsourcing campaign through fundrazr.com hit its deadline Sunday, it had raised a little extra — $6,825 — plus a $100 donation that came in after the campaign ended.

“I am very excited that our community came together to provide enough money for Homes for Good to house someone,” Moore told The Tri-City News in an email. “This demonstrates that if you provide an easy and convenient opportunity to help others through a donation, our community is ready to help.”

The funds will enable the society to house a homeless person for a year and Moore said Homes for Good will work with partners to identify a candidate.

“We will update our donors on the progress of the client,” he added. “This will provide the donors with a connection to the person they are helping.”

The online fundraising campaign resulted in 53 donations, with contributions ranging from $20 to $1,000.

dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

 

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