Bradenton & Sarasota - Are 2 of Most Generous Cities in USA, says “GoFundMe”
Bradenton and Sarasota were named as two of the top 10 cities in America for giving. GoFundMe, known as the world’s largest online fundraising platform, released its annual Giving Report that ranked states and cities in America by how generous they were for 2021.
Sarasota came in at No. 9, while Bradenton was ranked 10th as the most generous for supporting individuals, causes and organizations in the year, according to a news release. One of the highlights for support in Bradenton came when more than $80,000 was raised for Matt Reich, who was hit by a car while riding his bike home after volunteering at Bradenton’s Turning Points homeless shelter, according to the news release.
“On the days I’m feeling down, I remember all the support that is out there for me,” Reich wrote in the updates of the fundraiser page, GoFundMe’s release said. “I’m lucky to be here and lucky to have so many people who love and support me. Be kind to each other and you’ll be amazed at the effect it will have on them and yourself.” For Sarasota’s top fundraisers came when Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman raised more than $192,000 to help Deputy Mubarak relocate to Florida after the Taliban retook control of Afghanistan earlier this year, the news release said. The most generous cities in America were based on donations per capita on GoFundMe, the report said.
They were ranked,
1) Spring, Texas
2) Marietta, Georgia
3) Silver Spring, Maryland
5) Alpharetta, Georgia
6) Fort Lauderdale
8) Olympia, Washington
Check it out and read the Full Report from GoFundMe here: https://www.gofundme.com/c/gofundme-giving-report-2021