BBB warns of Hurricane Harvey scams

30 August, 2017, 02:09 | Author: Gladys Mathis
  • How Hoosiers can help the people impacted by Harvey

"I'm not going to call out my celebrity friends - you guys already know what to do in terms of donating money".

Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate Texas, with torrential rain and catastrophic flooding predicted to last several more days.

Hurricane Harvey's relentless path has left at least 10 dead and countless people without homes in Houston and surrounding areas. "People should remember Houston and other parts of Texas later in the year". Experts say donators need to be extra cautious and do research on which charity organizations to donate to so your donations will be able to help the right people.

Also Sunday, country star Chris Young announced on Twitter that he has started an online fundraiser for the Red Cross and donated $100,000 to it. "People are in bad shape and they're gonna need help".

"At this point, this is a serious matter", said Kevin Hart.

The band Lady Antebellum, after being forced to cancel a show in Houston because of the hurricane, donated all of their merchandise proceeds "towards hurricane relief funds".

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As devastation from Tropical Storm Harvey dominates the news, calls for donations to aid Texas survivors are going out across the nation.

MileagePlus members who give to the American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Airlink or Operation USA through United's fundraising page can receive up to 1,000 bonus miles by entering their MileagePlus number at the time of their donation.

We now await and anticipate what public figures from athletes to musicians to politicians will do next to lend helping hands to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

"I challenge The Rock, Steve Harvey, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, JAY-Z, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Jerry Seinfeld", he said, "and I think when you do it you all should tag somebody else". I'm donating $100,000 to relief efforts and hope you will join me. "Residents of Polk can also go to the National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) website at that will also list legitimate charities".

It's a warning we hear often during natural disasters - think before you donate.


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