I’m sure that most of the world has heard about the devastating earthquack that has hit Haiti.
Though many countries have pledged aid, it is also vital that private organizations contribute to the cause.
Unfortunately a disaster likes this really brings the scum of the earth out of the wood works. They set up websites to solicit contributions for the disaster but they only pocket the money.
Legiament organiations really need donations at a time like this, but how can you ensure that your dollars go to the aid of the people who are the victoms of the disaster?
First ignore unsolicited emails requesting aid. Do not click on links in those email. The low life scammers will build websites that look very conviencing.
The BBB (Better Business Bureau) has a list of organizations that they have checked out. The BBB list of approved charities.
You can also contribute $10.00 through your cell phone provider. The $10.00 will go to the Red Cross and the amount will be added to your cell phone bill. To make a contribution through your cell phone provider text “Haiti” to 90999.
You don’t have to give a lot. These originations thrive on donations of $5.00, $10.00, $15.00 etc.
Give what you can. Make sure you give through a legitimate site.