Thursday, September 01, 2005

Katrina Donors: Know Who You Are Contributing To

I read this entry in Brian Krebs' Washington Post blog today...

Katrina Phishing Scams Begin

And this followup story...

Katrina-Related Scams, Continued

These articles point out a very important issue that everyone donating online should be aware of. Just because a website claims to be collecting donations for disaster relief funds, it doesn't mean that they are a legitimate charity worthy of your donation.

The links below take you directly to the online donation pages for the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army. These organizations have a long track record of providing help when it is needed. When you donate through these links, you can be assured that your contribution will be used in the most effective way to help the people who need it the most.

American Red Cross Online Contribution Page

Salvation Army Online Contribution Page


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