MAY 13, 2020
Our new website www.5Help.org is fully operational and we have consolidated everything into our website and into 1 GoFundMe. As of today, we have raised over $25,000 to help those on the front lines, seniors, and small businesses! This wouldn’t have been possible without all of you!! Thank you for making a difference and helping others!
We have some big plans to continue this effort for the long-term and will support other areas of need as time goes on. We will be applying for non-profit status so that we can help as many people as possible! We are also finalizing some great plans and we will update you through our website and group forum.
Since GoFundMe will not release any email addresses to us, we are asking for you to click on this link and provide us with basic information such as name, email address, state and any comments. This will allow us to update you on a more regular basis and we promise not to blast out a bunch of unwanted emails.
We also want to make sure we support the states where our donors are from! You were kind enough to donate and we strongly feel you should know how your donations helped others. Here is the link if you can please click (or you may need to paste this link into your browser) and provide that information: https://5help.org/gfm-update/
Our web site and group forum have been modified so we plan on doing most of our updates through those mediums. The group forum will also be shown on our web site as well as any Instagram updates. Please join our group forum and get others to join as well, it’s FREE! https://www.facebook.com/groups/3641124355959161/
Please share our web site www.5Help.org with 5 people to help spread the word! We will no longer be updating our 1st GoFundMe page and have incorporated the amount of $25,165 raised into our web site totals and into our $5 Wipe-Out COVID-19 Challenge GoFundMe.
Please continue to follow this journey because “Together, we are stronger than COVID-19!”
Stay safe & healthy and THANK YOU for all of your generosity and support!
Drew & Heather
APRIL 22, 2020
We hope you are all doing well! We apologize for the lack of updates on this site, but GoFundMe has a lot of restrictions and limitations where we can’t update you the way we would like. We will still be using this platform, but our web site www.5help.org is being re-vamped and will provide you with regular updates. More information to come!
There has been a lot going on behind the scenes as we prepare to share some terrific news by the beginning of next week. In the meantime, please join our group forum at https://www.facebook.com/groups/3641124355959161/ where we have been updating regularly.
As you can imagine, we were overwhelmed with all the generous support we received from all of you. We have had over 750 donors from all across the country support this effort! That is amazing!
We have now gathered a team to help us grow and expand this effort. There is also great care being taken to ensure that all funds are appropriately being used to benefit our front line heroes, seniors, and small businesses in the best possible way.
We received some very constructive feedback and have implemented that into our efforts. We are also trying to ensure that your donations are being utilized in different parts of the country as well as making sure that donations are being spent in areas where our donors are from.
We would like to get your help in finding out what state you are from to make sure we are supporting those areas. We will be sending you a link in our next update and ask you to click on it so we can get some basic information like state and email address.
Unfortunately, GoFundMe will not give us any information and we aren’t even sure if each of you was thanked properly for your donation!
Our focus has been on helping businesses that are truly small and where their survival is hanging on a thread. Some of the small businesses we have supported don’t even have printers to attach a small display sign we ask that they include when they deliver food to those on the front lines. When the food has arrived at a front line location, most of the time photos have not been taken as we have asked because they have been too busy. This has made it difficult for us to share images of what has taken place and how the funds are being spent.
Our announcement next week will allow us to be more visual in sharing how your donations are having an impact on helping people across the country especially people who are VOLUNTEERING their time to help others and risking their lives. Yes, you read that right. FRONT LINE HEROES WHO ARE VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVEN’T BEEN GETTING SUPPORT!
We look forward to sharing that information with you soon, but in the meantime, here are a few pictures.
Drew & Heather
APRIL 10, 2020
As our houses of worship sit empty across the world, may we come together in God’s love and pray for humanities reconciliation with God that the gates of heaven may now be open.
No matter your race or faith, may we all be UNITED and trust in our Almighty God who is the source of all life, health, and healing. May he protect us from all disease, cleanse the world of all evil, heal the sick, and strengthen all those who care for them especially during our current COVID-19 crisis.
May we glorify God, the Father Almighty, and pray for forgiveness, love, and strength so that we may all come to love and serve God. By helping each other and becoming a better world may we attain the fullness of His redemption.
At 5pm for the next 5 days, please pray and ask 5 people to pray that He may teach us to have a deeper understanding and childlike trust in His goodness and strength.
God Bless the World!
Happy Passover and Happy Easter to all who celebrate.
APRIL 9, 2020
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
We have been overwhelmed with your outpouring of love, generosity & support!! Faith really can move mountains!
We will be giving a more detailed update and are in the process of thanking everyone personally, but there were so many emails, posts, and glitches yesterday while we were also trying to do our schoolwork. If you didn’t get a personal thank you yet, you will today!
Please continue to share www.5help.org, this GoFundMe (gofundme.com/f/5-corona-covid19-challenge), and our video clip from NATIONWIDE TV (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/new-jersey-teens-raise-money-for-covid-19-relief/vi-BB12kcBa). We will put everything in one place and make it easy to share.
We have received so many questions on how you can help bring this campaign to your local area for businesses, seniors, and heroes on the front lines. It is SIMPLE. Just email us at email@example.com and we can set you up as a member of our fundraising team. It takes 5 minutes and then all you have to do is share your own personal link with the name you want (For example for Heroes on Front lines, Seniors, Small business in (STATE YOUR LOCATION).
You will have your own personal login, link, and be fully connected to our system with GoFundMe and www.5help.org. All you and your friends do is just share that link. It will populate on the GoFundMe and will be visible for everyone so you can see how much you generated just by sharing a link! We will then create a system to make sure those funds are allocated in your area and to locations of your choice.
Have you ever wondered what your social network is worth? Well, here is the perfect chance to do so and be a part of God’s work. We have been guided through prayer and we know this is possible for every single person in the world!
We were trying to send a thank you last night and the system kicked us out twice. We then said something isn’t right and we prayed and asked God what He wanted us to write and tell us in the morning. This is what we were inspired to write!
We are now a network of over 600 of God’s warriors. At 3pm, please send out this link to at least 5 people and pray for 5 minutes. Then leave it up to God and watch the miracle of prayer and our totals on www.5help.org.
We have school so our mom is posting this for us. She can set you up as your own fundraising team if you want to reach a certain area.
Please join the 5Help team and spread the message of God’s love and forgiveness! To Him be the honor and glory. We are only his servants trying to do our small part.
In God’s love!
Drew & Heather
P.S. This photo was taken this morning 4/9/20 by Mrs. Paula Clancy at Drew’s school – The Lawrenceville School. God’s rainbow at the end of this crisis!
Here is the direct link if sharing doesn’t work: gofundme.com/f/5-corona-covid19-challenge