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Orchard Platform Initiates Analysis: Severe Weather’s Effect on U.S. Unsecured Consumer Lending Industry

That this past hurricane season wreaked economic havoc on metropolitan Houston, southern Texas, Louisiana, southern Georgia and Florida is not surprising (Hurricane Maria’s effects on Puerto Rico were not covered in this analysis); in a recent blog, Orchard Platform posted initial research how much Hurricanes Harvey… Read More

DonorsChoose Unveils Recovery Fund to Help Texas & Louisiana Teachers Rebuild Classrooms Affected by Hurricane Harvey

On Tuesday, crowdfunding platform for classrooms DonorsChoose announced the launch of its Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund, which is aiming to help Texas and Louisiana teachers that are affected by the devastating storm. According to DonorsChoose, donations from the recovery fund will be used to help… Read More

Elio Motors Faces $545,000 Fine, Charged by State of Louisiana for Operating without a License

  The heat is rising for Elio Motors  (OTCQX: ELIO) as the State of Louisiana has fined the aspiring vehicle company $545,000.  The Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission has accused Elio Motors of operating as a manufacturer/dealer of recreational products without a license. On the bright… Read More

YouCaring Pulls the Plug on Crowdfunding Campaign Seeking Funds For Baton Rouge to Sue Black Lives Matter Protesters

Over the weekend, crowdfunding platform YouCaring pulled a campaign that was seeking funds for Baton Rouge police officers to sue Black Lives Matter protesters. According to PBS, personal injury lawyer, Donna Grodner, attempted to raise $20,000 for two federal lawsuits on behalf of the Baton… Read More

GoFundMe Team Donates $1,000 Towards Louisiana School Board Association Campaign Dedicated to Flood Victims

Following the devastating flood that’s left the state of Louisiana in ruins, the Louisiana Scool Board of Association launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $500,000 for the victims. The association reported that it represented the 69 local public school districts in the state and are dedicated… Read More

Brief: GoFundMe Reveals More Than 2,000 Campaigns Have Raised Over $1.2M For Louisiana Flood Victims

On Tuesday, GoFundMe announced more than 2,000 campaigns on its crowdfunding platform raised over $1.2 million to support Louisiana cities following a historical flood. The GoFundMe community has previously sprung into action to help those during various disasters. Campaign organizers raised $2.5 million for victims of… Read More

GoFundMe Campaign For Alton Sterling Closes: Raises Over $700,000 For Childrens’ Scholarship

One week after actress Issa Rae launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $200,000 for Alton Sterling’s children, the initiative has successfully raised $714,448 from 23,980 and officially closed. The father of five was killed on last Tuesday during an encounter with two Baton Rouge police officers, who were… Read More

Actress Issa Rae Launches GoFundMe Initiative For Alton Sterling’s Children & Raises Over $300,000 in 24 Hours

Following the death of Baton Rouge resident, Alton Sterling, actress Issa Rae launched a GoFundMe initiative to raise $200,000 for Sterling’s children. The father of five was killed on Tuesday morning during an encounter with two Baton Rouge police officers, who were questioning him after… Read More

YouCaring Announces “10 Most Compassionate Compassionate Cities And States” & Service Promise to Users

On Tuesday, crowdfunding platform YouCaring announced “The 10 Most Compassionate Cities and States,” which highlights the areas of the U.S. that best demonstrate the spirit of helping others and giving back.YouCaring, which provides free crowdfunding for personal and charitable causes, such as medical expenses and… Read More

Louisiana Woman Officially Charged With Theft in GoFundMe Scam Case

This past fall, Abbeville, Louisiana woman by the name of Fallon Mouton raised $4,600 through GoFundMe campaign supposedly for a Texas man, Moses Perez, who recently lost his fiancée, Jessica Rodriguez, due to giving birth complications. The funds were to help the family “make ends meet.” Unfortunately, Mouton… Read More

Scam Alert: Alleged Bone Cancer Patient Shuts Down GoFundMe Campaign After Being Busted With Bogus Photos

Earlier this month, an alleged Iraq war veteran known as Kevin Fish debuted his crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $4,000 for what he noted to be his final trip to his family in Louisiana before he died from bone cancer. Fish shared on the… Read More

Scam Alert: Louisiana Woman Reportedly Rips Off Donors Seeking to Help Single Father Through GoFundMe Campaign

Earlier this week, an Abbeville, Louisiana woman was arrested for “defrauding donors” through a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe. According to an Austin, Texas news station, Taylor, Texas law enforcement officials stated that Fallon Mouton raised $4,600 through the campaign for a Texas man, Moses Perez,… Read More

Video Game “Brawl in the Family” Returns to Kickstarter in Comic Book Form; Over $18,000 in 24 Hours

Hoping to have another successful run on the crowdfunding giant Kickstarter, Gonzales resident Matthew Taranto has launched another campaign for his hit board game Brawl in the Family. Setting out to raise only $56,000 this round, the campaign has already reached $18,000 from close to… Read More

Equity Endeavor Tests Crowdfunding Platform In Austin, New Orleans

Equity Endeavor is a rewards-based crowdfunding platform that has just launched two pilot platforms. The platforms will focus on projects in Austin, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana. Equity Endeavor is described as a “city specific crowdfunding platform created to help local businesses and entrepreneurs raise… Read More

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