Better Business Bureau serving San Diego, Orange and Imperial Counties wants to make sure your donations reach the victims of Hurricane Harvey. With more still to come, Houston and surrounding areas are expected to receive an additional 15-25 inches of rain. Switching from a Category 3 to a Category 4 hurricane, Harvey has caused irreparable damage with winds reaching 130 mph. By definition, a Category 4 hurricane has the potential to leave impacted areas uninhabitable for months. Unreliable crowdfunding efforts are expected. Your BBB wants you to avoid “storm chasers” taking advantage of these circumstances. If you are looking for a way to help, verify the legitimacy of disaster relief organizations before donating. For donating tips and a list of BBB Accredited Charities, click here: http://go.bbb.org/2xrtpJh
It is encouraged that consumers report suspected scams to BBB Scam Tracker or the Texas Attorney General’s hotline at (800) 621-0508.