When Donating to Dorian Victims, Be Wary of Scams

Photo Courtesy of The Weather Channel

At least 20 people were killed in the northern Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian. Earlier this week, winds gusted to 220 mph, and Grand Bahama Island was in the eyewall of the hurricane for 40 hours. 

Dorian is tied with Hurricane Allen as the second-strongest storm ever in the Atlantic Ocean.

During natural disasters, many become interested in helping affected victims. However, Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection warns residents to be cognizant of possible scams before donating to a charity.

People can find also find a reputable charity through the Charity Navigator website, or they can help victims by donating to the Salvation Army Bahamas chapter

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a freelance reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in December with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. Maryam loves visual media and always says the movie is better than the book. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.

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