(ANDOVER, Kan.) — The push is being made for donations to help victims and communities devastated by last week's tornadoes.
Charitable organizations have started soliciting money to begin the rebuilding effort.
But before you write that check, remember to do a little research to ensure your money goes where you expect it to go.
The Better Business Bureau reminds donors to:
Take time to check out the charity. Review a charity's website and visit third party sites such as the BBB Wise Giving Alliance or Charity Navigator to learn more about the charity and verify its accountability.
Identify what stage of relief the chairty intends to provide. Will your money be used for immediate assistance and rescue needs, or will it be used down the road to help wit temporary or long-term recovery needs?