Two Michigan counties have been declared a “state of emergency” after rain water and flooding swept through Michigan’s Upper Peninsula last week. As a result of the storm in Houghton and Menominee counties, several homes have been flooded and many roads have been washed out with more than 60 sinkholes reported in the area. GoFundMe, a BBB Accredited Business out of California, shared with BBB that all campaigns created for those impacted by the flooding are being monitored by GoFundMe staff to ensure the money goes to the right place. “We have a dedicated team that works around the clock to monitor campaigns related to this event,” said Kate Cichy, a spokesperson for GoFundMe. If a donor has a question or wants to know more about a campaign before they donate, they can reach out to GoFundMe directly or to the campaign organizer. Ms. Cichy said if donors do not get a response from the campaign organizer or if they have reservations about the campaign, report it on the campaign page. While GoFundMe is doing what they can to monitor all pages concerning the flood, Better Business Bureau encourages donors to practice caution when giving to any charity. “The devastation caused by the flooding in the Upper Peninsula is very unsettling,” said Melanie Duquesnel, President and CEO of BBB Serving Detroit and Eastern Michigan. “When something like this happens, it is instinct for us to help one another, especially since it’s close to home. Even so, it is important to practice caution when giving to charity.” Better Business Bureau provides these tips for safe giving after a tragedy.