ST. LOUIS – The Better Business Bureau is reminding donors to give, but to give wisely this Veteran’s Day.
The BBB has issued several warnings about charities that failed to live up to their promises of providing assistance to veterans in need.
“Veterans Day is the official day to honor our military veterans. Everyone feels they owe a debt to America’s veterans, and they want to help,” said Michelle L. Corey, St. Louis BBB’s president and CEO. “But donors also want to know that a charity will spend its money wisely. Before you give money to any charity, check it out at bbb.org.”
The BBB has more than 11,000 charity reviews which tells donors whether a charity has complied with BBB standards.
The BBB says to learn all you can about a charity before contributing and if possible, donate directly to a charity and not through a fundraising telemarketer or direct mail solicitation. They urge people not to give in to pressure to give money on the spot and to check their website for charity reviews.
(Edited News Release)