A guide to some of the agencies and charities involved in Harvey relief efforts – including several scams to watch out for

A number of Americans both close to Texas and far away from it would like to help those suffering in the wake of catastrophic tropical storm Harvey. Many agencies and charities are involved in relief efforts and a limited number of the main participants are mentioned below. The US government has warned people to be careful when choosing recipients for donations and to be cautious of potential charity scams or email hacks and “malicious cyber activity”.

The Federal Trade Commission has issued advice for the public under the topic “wise giving in the wake of Hurricane Harvey”. Their tips include: “Don’t assume that charity messages posted on social media are legitimate.”

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