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Central Jersey Family Raising Funds in Firefighter's Name

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The Carlock family is raising funds for The 9/11 Widows and Children's Fund and The New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation in Owen Carlock's name.

Carlock was a New York City firefighter for 24 years and lived with 9/11-related health issues before dying on May 23, 2012, according to family.

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GoFundMe is a Patch partner. Unlike other crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter, GoFundMe focuses more on helping people fund very personal goals. So in addition to traditional charitable causes, you may find someone who is asking for help financing a car payment or paying for a honeymoon. 

Do you know of a project in town that deserves funding? Let us know in the comments, in a blog post, or head over to GoFundMe.com to start one.

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