BBB Offers Tips To Give Wisely To Tornado Relief Organizations

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Updated: 5/21/2013 12:44 pm
Many people want to help victims of the devastating tornado that hit Oklahoma, so the Better Business Bureau offers these tips to help you give wisely in order to do the most good.

  • Be cautious when giving online. Unsolicited spam and emails may not always come from legitimate organization. The best way to find out about charities is to go to their website and donate from there.
  • Research charities you want to give to. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance website  has information about a number of accredited charities that meet the 20 standards for charity accountability, or you can call the BBB office at 859-259-1008 with any questions.
  • Find out if the charity is doing what you think it's doing. In disaster situations, it may be difficult to bring in new aid workers. Visit the agency's website to see if they clearly describe what they can do to address immediate needs and whether or not they're passing money along to other organizations. You may want to consider donating to an organization that avoids the middleman.


 

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