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Hurricane Relief

Hurricane Relief - The Beacon


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By: Tom

Hurricane Relief

Hurricane season is upon us, and with it comes relief efforts to assist those who are affected by such disasters. 

Whenever there is a disaster, there always are opportunists who come along who are more interested in “profiting” from others situations. 

Hurricane Isaac has created such an event, and the BBB wants to remind anyone planning on giving to disaster relief efforts to proceed with caution. 

The first thing people should do is to check out the charity to which they plan to give, and to insure that the funds actually go to the relief effort.  Start by checking out any charity at

Another thing to keep in mind is that even after the initial disaster strikes, there will still be needs for a period of time after the fact. 

For more information about hurricane relief, visit

For more information you can trust on charitable giving, visit or call our office at (812) 473-0202 or toll-free (800) 359-0979 to inquire about specific charities.

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Tom is Vice President for the Tri-State Better Business Bureau. In addition to answering the needs of our accredited businesses, Tom can be seen on WEVV providing tips for businesses and consumers. He also works closely with other local media outlets to keep our community informed of marketplace issues affecting our area.