Columbus, OH – In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation, BBB and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance are advising donors to exhibit caution when assisting with relief efforts.
Hurricane Harvey has brought over 20 inches of rain to parts of southeast Texas, with the National Weather Service predicting more rain in the days to come. As more news of the heartbreaking impact of this natural disaster breaks, many will look to contribute to those in need.
Although Central Ohio is miles away from Texas, local consumers can still lend a helping hand through monetary donations. BBB has already seen crowdfunding efforts and expect to see “storm chasers” in the days ahead.
Protect yourself by researching organizations to confirm they are trustworthy. Donors can read tips on how to donate in the aftermath of this tragedy, including a list a BBB Accredited Charities who are raising funds for Hurricane Harvey relief assistance.
Consumers can find more disaster relief tips and resources by visiting BBB’s Disaster Resources Microsite.