We are a registered charity authorized to solicit funds on behalf of individuals who cannot afford a dignified service nor announcements thereof.
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
Organized under the laws of the State of New York