“They might have been taken off of another website”. BakerRipley will be rebuilding & helping those in need, as they have for over 100 years. Never donate to a group that asks for cash or wants you to wire money, advises the Federal Trade Commission.
“I’ve just been caught up to speed with everything that’s going on in Houston with Hurricane Harvey”. As FEMA writes, “following a disaster, a community can become easily overwhelmed by the amount of generous people who want to help”. Here are a few tips from Vox, too.
On Tuesday, the Kardashians announced they would collectively donate $500,000 to the efforts via both the Salvation Army and Red Cross.
SAVE THE CHILDREN: An worldwide organization focused on children, making sure they have a healthy start to life.
It’s filled with big national charitable organizations that can help in the short-term and local, Texas-based organizations that are in it for the long haul.
AMERICARES: An worldwide organization that has deployed an emergency response team to Houston and focuses on health.
The Buffalo Teachers Federation is partnering with the American Red Cross in relief efforts.
Diapers are not provided by most relief agencies.
Austin Rehfield, a Regional Recruitment Director at Virginia Blood Services, said donations made at this time will not go to the storm victims.
Be cautious when relying on third-party recommendations such as bloggers or other websites, as they may not have fully researched the relief organizations they list. Each of these organizations has teams deployed throughout the impacted areas to provide shelter, supplies, health care, and other much needed support to people in need.
SOUTHERN BAPTIST DISASTER RELIEF: An global volunteer organization which is providing emergency relief. Never do either. Also, don’t provide your credit or check card number, bank account number or other personal information to any charity until you’ve thoroughly checked things out. Before you open your wallet – there are some things you need to consider so that you don’t end up becoming a victim yourself.