19. Disaster Donations

Many hams are currently working some aspect of Hurricane Dorian. If you are unable to help directly, consider donating financially to one of the many legitimate charities shifting funds to the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the southeast coast of the United States.

The American Red Cross and its worldwide partners are helping in all of the areas mentioned. You can make payments through their websites or via your local Red Cross offices. Many religious organizations are sending resources as well.

Veterans may not be aware that some veterans organizations have disaster funds to assist members and posts that suffer disaster losses. For example, this week I donated to the American Legion disaster fund.

This list just scratches the surface. But before you donate to an organization check them out through Charity Navigator. Fake charities love to chose names similar to their legitimate cousins.

Submitted by Michael Schulsinger, N8QHV