Funeral Guide has announced the launch of its U.S. website to help the bereaved. The new platform, www.funeralguide.com, has gone live just weeks after Funeral Guide’s successful Australian blog launch, which followed a £1 million investment from outside backers in October 2016 which doubled the size of its team.
Launched to help the bereaved through difficult times, Funeral Guide’s founders are confident that the new American website will provide vital support and resources to people in the U.S. when they need it most.
Now, whether they are located in New York or Nevada, Los Angeles or Louisiana, visitors to www.funeralguide.com can search for a local funeral director and read reviews from families who have already used their services.
They can also browse the U.S.website’s Help & Resources and blog pages, which provide practical information and details of local resources they can access, as well news and features with a focus on bereavement and a regular ‘agony’ advice column. Funeral Guide is a point-of-need resource, offering practical guidance when someone dies. It also provides help for those anticipating a bereavement, as well as ongoing support for those grieving and still adjusting to life without a loved one.
With over 5,000 funeral homes listed and 1,000 funeral directors established as partners on its UK website, Funeral Guide’s founders Ed Gallois and Kevin Homeyard are looking forward to strengthening relationships with funeral profession colleagues in the U.S.
Ed said: “We are very proud to announce the launch of www.funeralguide.com and continue our mission to help the bereaved, in the U.S. The practicalities involved when someone dies, from arranging the funeral to notifying authorities and finalising accounts, come at an incredibly distressing and confusing time for the bereaved.
“It’s always been our aim to make those things more straightforward to understand and follow, while also supporting the bereaved as they grieve – however long their journey is. We’re humbled to be helping the bereaved in the U.S. and delighted to be connecting with funeral homes that share our values.”