Once Yosef Bornstein, chairman of Cause Match, an online crowdfunding platform, heard that Rabbi Biermacher was murdered, he was moved to help the large family left behind in distress. He understood that during a terror wave, in which one attack is quickly followed by another, time is of the essence, and that one has to act while the name of the victim is still fresh in people's minds.
"Within hours we put up the campaign page, the Aish community and families started to share the campaign page all over the world," Bornstein recounted to Ynet.
Cause Match allows non-profit organizations raise funds more effectively. Bornstein explained to Ynet that each dollar that is donated is doubled, tripled and even quadrupled by matching donors.
"From the first hour that we put the campaign out there we started to see contributions coming in from all over the world. And in the first 24 hours we were getting pretty much a contribution every single minute, with donations coming in from Taiwan, Europe, Mexico and of course North America and Israel, the whole Aish family and Jews all over the world," he added.
Bornstein stressed how badly the family needed assistance: "The need, as I understand it, is great. Rabbi Biermacher was the breadwinner, working as a rabbi he didn't make so much money to begin with. And he has a family of seven children ranging from two to eighteen years of age. Now the family is left without their breadwinner. It's a very large family to support, there are weddings, children to raise, it's a whole life that needs to be supported for this large family."
Bornstein's ultimate goal is to reach a million dollars in aid for the Biermachers.