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Giving in Times of Disaster

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When disasters strike, we naturally want to help out. Learn how you can find and donate to reputable organizations while avoiding charity scams.

As many of you have probably seen, the Philippines has been hit by Typhoon Haiyan and it has left a trail of destruction and calamity as the country is scrambling to get aid to its citizens.

My husband and I have been discussing it, simply astounded by the numbers given in the news, especially with the amount of people estimated to have died.

I know we're not the only ones who are eager to help.

Avoiding Charity Scams

What really boils my blood is how many scam artists come out to take advantage of the outpouring of generosity.

However there are things you and I can do to make sure that the money given gets to the intended destination.

If you have any other tips, please leave them in the comment box below.

Where You Can Donate to Help During Disasters

This is not an exhaustive list, but the organizations below have a long history of helping those who have been hit by a natural disasters.

Please check with their site to get updates on what they are doing with each disaster, as some organizations have a criteria to assess the situation before intervening.

I hope this information helps you and your family get your charitable donation to the right place.

Please pass this information on to those who want to give, but don't know where to go.

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