Hurricane Matthew Relief Giving
Charity Navigator, a nonprofit that reviews the financial health, accountability and transparency of charities, has identified reputable organizations already assisting with the devastation there. http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=4386&print=1
In addition to providing updates on Hurricane Matthew and its impact, The Weather Channel offers information on humanitarian relief agencies mobilizing now: https://weather.com/news/news/hurricane-matthew-how-help.
You can seek more information on each of these organizations through Charity Navigator’s database at www.charitynavigator.org. The site provides background on each agency and evaluates them on their potential to best use funding provided.
With every crisis comes the potential for scams, and donors are advised to proceed with caution when seeking out organizations to contribute to or responding to solicitations. Find some tips for giving in times of crisis at http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=310, including suggestions for handling telephone appeals.
You can also contact us for advice and assistance. We can provide an organizational assessment of any organization to ensure it is a viable and eligible nonprofit.