Kickstarter Helped A Firefighter Fund an Idea (And It Could Help You, Too)

According to Inlander.com, Spokane firefighter Scott McCann started with a vision – to save the lives of those who save lives. He wanted to help first responders by creating a more efficient version of the traditional axe, which he’s named the BADAXX.

Last month, he started a Kickstarter campaign (for those who don’t know, Kickstarter is a crowdfunding website, where people can post ideas and projects they need money for – anyone with Internet access can log on to the site and peruse projects, then choose to pledge various amounts of money to support them).

McCann’s goal was to raise $75,000 for the first production run of the BADAXX. The campaign has just a few days left – it ends on Friday – but it has already exceeded its funding goal, with more than $98,000 in contributions.

It’s inspiring to see how much money can be raised by random strangers for projects they are interested in.

Do you have a project in mind that you need funding for? Would you ever use an online crowdfunding platform like Kickstarter, or have you already tried it out?

 

For more information, click here: http://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2015/01/05/local-firefighter-raises-96k-on-kickstarter-to-fund-new-first-responder-axe