REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In just 48 hours, thousands of people across the world have come together to immediately help those impacted by the eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala. To date, more than $250,000 has been raised, with donations coming from 25 countries around the world.
To assist with the response, GoFundMe has created a centralized hub providing help to those affected by the volcano. You can see the campaigns here: https://www.gofundme.com/cause/guatemala-volcano
Campaigns created to support victims of the volcano eruption are backed by the GoFundMe Guarantee, which ensures that all funds go to the right place. For additional information, see here: http://www.gofundme.com/guarantee
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