Helping Houston in Harvey’s Wake
HELPING HOUSTON IN HARVEY’S WAKE
Avoiding Charity Scams
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the catastrophic destruction of a record-breaking 50 inches of rain, it can be difficult to know the best way to help. At this stage in disaster relief, financial assistance is the best way to support Houston. But how do you know who to give to and that your money will actually go to the people of Houston?
Signs of a Charity Scam
The Federal Trade Commission provides resources on the tactics of charity scams in their articles, Signs of a Charity Scam and The Charity Checklist. The major takeaways: do your research and give to established local organizations to ensure the best use of your funds. In the aftermath of a natural disaster, it is common for charities and crowdsource funding to crop up. Even if their intentions are good, they most likely will not have the ability to use your donations effectively.
Recommended Local Charities by Charity Navigator
These organizations are actively seeking financial donations to meet the immediate needs of the Houston Community and have been verified by Charity Navigator.
Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, has also launched Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund in response to the overwhelming number of inquiries. The New York Times has listed additional local organizations if you are looking to donate for specific needs. As we support our fellow Americans in the coming days, weeks and months, be smart in your giving!
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