BBB and Offer Tips on Helping Texas in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Donate only to trustworthy charities, be cautious of crowd-funding efforts and “storm chasers”
August 28, 2017

While the rain continues to fall and flood waters continue to rise in Southeast Texas due to Hurricane Harvey, many people want to start contributing to rescue, relief, recovery, and rebuilding efforts. During any disaster, the urgent desire to give can make it easy for scammers or unscrupulous charities to make a quick buck off people's generosity.

To help make sure your donation gets to where it needs to go and makes the maximum impact in the Houston area, the Council of Better Business Bureaus and the Wise Giving Alliance have compiled a list of tips for giving to disaster relief efforts and a list of BBB Accredited Charities raising funds for Harvey relief. Be sure to review the tips and select BBB Accredited Charities to ensure your donation reaches those in need in Texas.

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