Please note: WE ARE NOT DISPURSING FUNDS AT THIS TIME. We are a startup currently seeking funding.
We are a registered charity authorized to solicit funds on behalf of individuals who cannot afford a dignified service nor announcements thereof. We help with Funeral Costs. We had originally planned an awareness walk for Spring 2020, but due to coronavirus concerns the idea is on hold, but not permanently.
Life gets more difficult when we feel the loss of a family member or dear friend who is no longer with us. Though this may be difficult to bear, there are people that cannot afford a proper and burial for someone they deeply care for. You can help them lift that burden by donating to Funeral Aid Corporation.
If you had to, could you come up with $5000 right now? Mourning a loved one is difficult enough. Help take the stress away of worrying whether or not they could give their loved one the service and life celebration they deserve.
The average funeral costs between $7,000 and $9,000. Larger metropolitan areas have higher costs, rural areas generally lower; hence the average. This includes viewing and burial, basic service fees, transporting remains to a funeral home, a casket, as well as embalming, and other preparation. A funeral with cremation averages about $6,000 to $7,000. These costs do not include a cemetery, monument, marker, obituary announcements, or other things like flowers.
The costs of publishing an obituary vary from $300 for a mere 300 words, to $100 per inch. The words add up fast. So, you can see that families of deceased loved ones who passed without sufficient funds are, tragically, hard pressed to express the full story of one’s life.
Funeral Aid Corporation, in these cases, provides funds on their behalf for the purposes of arranging reasonable funeral services and announcements of the celebration of their lives. We make those announcements through the use of the internet, and radio.
As a registered charity we are authorized to solicit funds for the purposes above noted. We are asking for your support in this worthwhile endeavor. Imagine if a devastating illness drains your funds to the point there are insufficient funds for a proper funeral service or for effective announcements of the celebration of your life. Or, imagine you are homeless due to financial collapse. Your story can still be told with the aid of our services.
Please donate whatever you can. Dignified funeral services for all is our goal.
The staff at Funeral Aid Corporation
We are a charity organized in accordance with US Code of Regulations 501(c)3.
How Much Does a Funeral Cost?
Today, the average North American traditional funeral costs between $7,000 and $10,000. This price range includes the services at the funeral home, burial in a cemetery, and the installation of a headstone.
How much does a funeral cost with cremation?
The average cost of cremation with services handled through a funeral home is between $2,000 and $4,000. If these same services are handled directly through a crematory, you can expect to pay between $1,500 and $3,000.
Which is cheaper a funeral or cremation?
Cremation is cheaper than burial. The average cost of a funeral today is about $7,000 to $10,000, which includes the typical $2,000-or-more cost of a casket. Add a burial vault, and things get higher. A cremation, by contrast, typically costs a third of those amounts, or less.
What happens when a family can’t afford a funeral?
If you simply can’t come up with the money to pay for cremation or burial costs, you can sign a release form with your county coroner’s office that says you can’t afford to bury the family member. If you sign the release, the county and state will pitch in to either bury or cremate the body. Or – there are a few organizations that provide funds, such as funeralaid.org, in the event of insufficient funds on the part of family members.
Is Next of Kin responsible for Funeral costs?
The costs can be recouped out of the assets left behind by the deceased (their ‘estate’), however sometimes a person dies without leaving enough money to pay for the funeral. If this is the case then relatives would normally be expected to meet the costs
Who pays for a funeral if the deceased has no money?
If there is not sufficient money in the deceased person’s estate, whoever signs the funeral contract is responsible for the remaining balance. For instance, if you’re planning your mother’s funeral and her money covers all but $2,000, you must pay that remaining amount.
Why are obituaries so expensive?
Because many people still think they have to use Newspapers to get the word out. Newspapers charge by the word for obituaries. This is because it costs the newspaper money to use ink and paper for the newspaper. … In fact, today the average obituary costs $250. Many families find it difficult to get everything they want in their love one’s obituary because of budget and space limitations, which is why online obituaries are increasing in popularity. One website, obitsonline.net, charges just $20.00 for up to 2500 words and more than one picture.
How much does a casket cost?
A casket is likely the most expensive item you will buy for a traditional funeral. Caskets vary widely in style, material, design, and price. An average casket costs between $2,000-$5,000 and is typically either metal or a cheaper wood, but some caskets can sell for as much as $10,000 or more.
Can you get help to pay for a funeral?
YES. There are many organizations that can assist you with funeral costs. One of the more recent ones is the Funeral Aid Corporation, at funeralaid.org, a non-profit registered charity.
Can I be buried without a coffin?
YES. No state law requires use of a casket for burial or cremation. If a burial vault is being used, there is no inherent requirement to use a casket. A person can be directly interred in the earth, in a shroud, or in a vault without a casket.