What happens when you donate money to a funeral home?

Asked January 2, 2017, 7:30 PM EST

If there is an unexpected death in a community, and you can donate money to help the family with funeral costs via the funeral home, what happens once the funeral expenses are paid for? If people continue to donate, where/what does that money go to?

Bullitt County Kentucky

1 Response

Hello. Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, there is no mandate on this. Each funeral home decides how the funds donated will be used, in conjunction with the family's wishes. If there is a certain funeral home you have in mind, we suggest you contact that funeral home directly and make an inquiry. You may do this anonymously. If you have additional questions, please contact the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service. I have included their contact information below.

Bullitt County Office
384 Halls Lane
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
Phone: (502) 543-2257
Fax: (502) 543-6940