BBB Director warns of hurricane relief scams

As the clean up is continuing in Louisiana from Hurricane Ida, relief organizations are asking for support to help those in need. While there are many opportunities to help, South Dakota Better Business Bureau director Jesse Schmidt has some tips to make sure your donation goes where it’s needed.

The American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Americares and Save the Children are a few of the acceptable relief organizations.

Schmidt said beware of crowd-funding or Go Fund Me sites.

Schmidt said to seek out appeals that are upfront and clear about what disaster relief services are being supported.

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