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Posted on: August 31, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Concord Police Offer Tips On Donating To Harvey Victims

As the people of southeast  Texas continue to reel from the impact of Tropical Storm Harvey, Chief  Joseph O’Connor encourages residents to be cautious about donating to  organizations pledging to aid the relief effort.

“We all want to support the people of  Texas any way we can during this disaster,” Chief O’Connor said.  “However, it is important to be wary of predators and criminals who may  seek to capitalize on the tragedy by misrepresenting themselves as  relief organizations.”

While there have been no known  incidents of residents falling victim to storm-related scams, the  Concord Police — out of an abundance of caution — are asking residents  to be cautious of any solicitations for donations they may receive from  unfamiliar organizations.

For those who would like to donate to the relief efforts, the Concord Police have identified multiple charitable organizations:

  • The American Red Cross
  • United Way of Greater Houston
  • Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Relief Fund
  • JJ Watt crowdfunding campaign on YouCaring

Though not a complete list, the  above-named organizations and fundraising campaigns are run by a  combination of nonprofits and public agencies. The Concord Police do not  endorse one charity over another, but want residents to confirm that  they are only donating to legitimate charities so their donations will  be used to help storm victims.

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