Many need help after Hurricane Ian. How to do the most good with donations.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Texans are extremely generous, but schemers lurk out there to take advantage of tragedy knowing people will donate. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) shares tips on making sure whatever you give really assists those truly in need.
The impulse is to give what you can immediately, but the BBB said do not necessarily give to the first organization that asks.
“We want our money to go the furthest so we really want to maximize every dollar,” said Jason Meza, senior regional director of the San Antonio area BBB. “So really, if you want that to happen, investigate the charity as much as you can.”
Check to see that the organization is already established. Experienced charities are able to provide help more quickly and efficiently. Newer charities might have good intentions but cannot always help immediately.