As Hurricane Irma churns up the Western Florida coast, residents of the Texas Gulf coast are still picking up the pieces after Hurricane Harvey. In the wake of two record-breaking storms hitting the United States in rapid succession, pleas for charitable donations for emergency relief and rebuilding are popping up everywhere. Before you dig deep into your wallet to help, though make sure those charities are on the up and up. Since 2001, Charity Navigator has maintained ratings, reports and reviews of thousands of charitable organizations. They recently set up special ratings guides specifically for organizations conducting relief efforts for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Ashley Post is the Senior Development Manager for Charity Navigator, and she joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing on September 11, 2017.
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