With Hurricane Harvey devastating components of Texas, you will be thinking about donating cash, food, clothing, or different items to assist victims of the hurricane.
But don’t get tricked into giving to a bogus charity or one which isn’t true in a function to help.
You can Donate in below charities
American Red Cross
Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Humane Society of the United States
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston – Houston
Food Bank of Corpus Christi
Houston Humane Society
Join to Volunteer
National Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster in conjunction with AmeriCorps will reach out to those who register as the need arises.
If you plan to make a donation, keep below points in mind –
Watch for fraud
Beware of emails and postings on social media by groups and individuals you haven’t heard of before who say they are collecting money for victims.
Some charities raise money to forward to other groups that may be helping, avoid them until and unless you know them personally, instead donate directly.
Think twice about crowd funding.
If you’re considering donating to individual campaigns through a crowdfunding platform. Keep in mind that it’s difficult to tell whether an appeal is legitimate and whether your donations will be used for the stated purpose. And crowdfunding appeals may divert donations from where they’re needed most.
Though victims will need food, clothing, and other supplies, right now moving such items will create logistical challenges that can cause big delays.
Research other nonprofits
If you’re considering donating to a group not listed on a charity watchdog’s Hurricane Harvey page, check it out thoroughly before giving.
Ask the charity for details on what it’s doing to help in this particular crisis, Weiner says. You can verify whether your donation to a specific group is tax-deductible by going to the Internal Revenue Service’s exempt organizations select check.
Check Charity Watch Website for more details.Click here for reuse options!
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