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Fake charities take real donations. Protect yourself from scams when donating to disaster relief.
Many of us are anxious to send monetary donations to help with the recovery efforts in the Bahamas and it is wonderful to see so many people step up. Unfortunately, criminals are ready to take advantage of people’s generosity by scamming them out of money.
If you are interested in providing financial relief to help those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, you can visit one of the following sites to search for reputable charities:
Donors should watch out for newly created organizations that emerge that are either inexperienced in addressing disasters or may be seeking to deceive donors at a vulnerable time. We encourage everyone to do their research before making a donation.
The City of Deerfield Beach also has the following set up for folks to help with supplies.
The City of Deerfield Beach and Rotary Club of Deerfield Beach will be holding a collection effort to help bring aide to the Bahamian people.
The collection will take place at the International Montessori School located at 602 Anderson Circle in Tivoli Park, Deerfield Beach. Rotary Club members will be available to receive any of the items on the list below today, September 4, until 8:00 PM and tomorrow, September 5, from 7 AM – 8 PM.
For more information, you can call Rotary Club member Avis 954-360-5247.
You can also go to www.bahamas.com for other options the Bahamian Government is recommending.