First appeared on KHON2
Over the last few months, charities have played an especially important role in helping those affected by the recent natural disasters.
The images of destruction left behind by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the recent earthquakes in Mexico have left many in shock.
Help has poured in from around the world with many opening their wallets and giving to charity.
The Hawaii Better Business Bureau says the large number of organizations asking for donations can leave some wondering where their money is actually going.
“When people donate money to charities, I think there’s an assumption that 100-percent of that money goes directly towards what they’re saying that they’re collecting the money for,” said Jason Kama, Hawaii Better Business Bureau director of marketing.