Media Release: Disabled Georgetown man uses his nonprofit foundation to launch GoFundMe page to benefit other city charities
GEORGETOWN, SC (February 21, 2018) Greg Barron, a disabled citizen of Georgetown County, South Carolina has recently used his charitable foundation to launch a GoFundMe page to raise money for other charities that serve Georgetown families. While the Gregory A. Barron Foundation, Inc. has been in existence for more than a year, the GoFundMe page was launched February 4, 2018. The Foundation, www.gregoryabarron.org, will not receive funds from the donations made to the GoFundMe page, www.gofundme.com/support-georgetown-charities. 100% of all donations made to Support Georgetown Charities, will go to the charities selected by the Foundation.
“It’s like the concept for Adopt a Highway,“ says Barron, a 53-year-old former IT (information technology) worker who has been on full disability since November 2005. “Along with the Foundation’s board members, I work to discover, select, and publicize charities doing good work for families in the Georgetown city and County area. The Foundation then uses the GoFundMe page to make the rest of the world aware of the charity working on behalf of people in Georgetown through various social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.”
Barron further explained that “the charities that have their own websites can be connected with the public directly. Charities without a web presence can make their information public through entries on the Gregory A. Barron Foundation’s webpage.”
Barron says that the campaign will last at least six months if not more but will be completed before the end of the calendar year. The process of selecting charities is scheduled to continue until at least the Easter holiday. After that, emphasis will be on the dual process of public relations and fundraising.
Barron, who is legally blind, a double below-the-knee amputee, and a kidney dialysis patient, says that overcoming his limitations to help others is the most important part of his charitable operation.
“I will raise a certain amount of money and help a certain number of people, God willing…And I pray that others will be inspired to overcome their own limitations when they see what I am attempting to do. Then, perhaps more people will go out and create their own ways of helping others.”
For more information, contact Barron at The Gregory A. Barron Foundation, Inc. at (843) 904-2795.