The Nevada Fight Fraud Taskforce just sent out a press release recommending Charity Navigator as a tool to help donors identify reputable charities prodiving aid in Haiti. Elisabeth Daniels, Chairperson of the Taskforce said “We’re always telling people to beware of scammers, but we can’t just leave it at that. We need to direct consumers to legitimate philanthropic organizations. Charity Navigator is one of the resources we feel confident recommending.”
Charity Navigator is also recommended by the Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI), an organization funded by the United States Agency for International Development's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. CIDI provides individuals, groups, embassies and corporations with information and guidance in support of appropriate international disaster relief efforts. CIDI encourages Nevadans who wish to help victims of the Haiti earthquake to donate cash.
“Nevadans can help the most by donating cash to an established relief agency,” says Suzanne H. Brooks, Director of CIDI. “Cash donations can be used to buy the supplies and emergency items needed on the ground, without the delay of collecting, packing, shipping and distributing in-kind items, which may be inappropriate for the victims in Haiti.”
You can learn more about CIDI and how to best help victims of international disasters on their site. And visit Nevada Fight Fraud Taskforce's site for more information on how to protect yourself from all kinds of consumer scams.