Wise Giving Wednesday: Hurricane Season and Disaster Relief

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calendar icon Jul 17, 2020

For the Northern Atlantic Ocean area, hurricane season goes from June until the end of November. For now, all eyes are on Tropical Storm Gordon. While the wind speed was just below hurricane force, the storm made landfall Tuesday night on the Mississippi and Alabama border.  Flash flood warnings are in effect and some damage is anticipated.

To help those seeking to provide assistance to impacted areas, BBB Wise Giving Alliance encourage donors to review our disaster relief giving tips (here is a link to the Spanish version)

In addition to our tips, we encourage potential contributors to also review our charity reports on Give.org to verify if the subject charity meets the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability.

Video of the Week

As part of our Building Trust Video Series, we are pleased to provide a video of Jaime Berman Matyas, President and CEO, Student Conservation Association (a BBB Accredited Charity) which works to conserve lands and empower young people of all backgrounds to plan, act and lead while they protect and restore America’s natural and cultural resources. The organization's programs provide young people aged 15-25 with opportunities to serve in crew, intern and corps programs lasting anywhere from two weeks to twelve months in urban and backcountry areas in all 50 U.S. states.

Recent Reports

We are always working with charities to publish or update reports for donors. Visit Give.org or local BBBs to check out any charity before giving. Our recently evaluated charities include:

Finally, remember to let us know by going to https://give.org/ask-us-about-a-charity1/ if you are  interested in seeing a report on a charity not on the list and we will do our best to produce one.  

H. Art Taylor, President & CEO
BBB Wise Giving Alliance

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