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Tips to avoid scams when donating to Hurricane Ian relief [Video]

The Better Business Bureau has a list of accredited charities that are currently collecting funds for Hurricane Ian relief.

And in the aftermath of the storm, charities across the country are stepping in to provide some much-needed relief. 

But, before you give your money to an organization, it’s important to make sure you aren’t getting scammed. 

Here are five tips from the Better Business Bureau to make sure your Hurricane Ian relief donation is going to the right place.

  1. Make sure the disaster appeal is clear. Does the organization disclose exactly what disaster relief activities your money will be going toward? Examples are temporary shelter, food and medical care.
  2. See if the charity already has a presence in the affected area. Charities that already have support staff in the impacted area are more likey to deliver timely help.
  3. Check if the charity is an experienced relief organization. Has the organization helped with past weather-related disasters? These organizations are more reliable than newly-created efforts.
  4. Research if the crowdfunding site has a vetting procedure. Some crowdfunding …

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