Attorney general offers tips on avoiding Hurricane Harvey donation scams

How To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

How To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

"Once we're able to get people back to their homes, or what used to be their homes, then we'll get into some additional assistance the Red Cross will provide", Salemme said. These donations can even do more harm than good when they interfere with disaster response efforts. As of early Wednesday morning, 19 people were confirmed dead as a result of the storm. It is anticipated that many more families will be impacted as rain continues to fall and flooding persists.

The Texas Diaper Bank, for example, says diapers (whether for babies or adults) are not provided by disaster relief agencies.

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Scott Salemme, CEO of the Greater Chesapeake Region Red Cross, said the disaster from what was Hurricane Harvey is comparable to Hurricane Katrina. Ask for detailed information about the organization, including name, address, telephone number, licensing information, and percentage of your donation that will go to the charity. GlobalGiving, a crowdfunding site for charities, is trying to raise $2 million for local relief and recovery efforts.

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Beyoncé told the Houston Chronicle in a statement on Monday, August 28, that she is helping out her hometown, but didn't specify a dollar amount. You might also consult GuideStar or The American Institute of Philanthropy. I wish I could answer your question, but it's not something I have visibility on in the role that I play in this organization.

The impulse to want to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey any way possible is strong. For security and tax record purposes, contribute by check or credit card or another way that provides documentation of the donation.

Donations can made on the IICF Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund website.

But wireless companies tend to wait until you officially cover the donation's cost - by paying your bill - before passing that money along to the charity. Linn also is putting up as much as $100,000 to match employee donations to relief efforts.

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