Someone I know and respect is going through a serious emergency and needs financial help.
He has been very sick for years, and is socially isolated. He only has a couple friends.
I am thinking about setting up a crowd-sourced charity fund (aka crowdfunding) for my friend, perhaps using a service like GoFundMe.
But since very few people know him, he does not have any social network to whom I can advertise his fund.
I will tell all my friends and colleagues about his fund, but none of them know him, and I'm not sure if the people I know are as compassionate as myself.
I want to help him the best I can, but I don't want to waste my time and energy.
Do crowd-sourced funds like this attract enough donations from strangers, or will this avenue of generating funds for him be a waste of my time?
(If it does have a reasonable chance of being successful, in the comments you may consider pointing me to which crowd-sourced fund sites will have the greatest chance of helping him.)