Sandra Bullock donating $1 million to Harvey relief efforts

Bryan Strickland
September 1, 2017

"Having someone like Sandra Bullock make this kind of commitment, it helps bring people together and open their hearts and be even more generous".

Charities are stepping up their donation requests in the wake of Harvey, a severe, Category 4 hurricane that has devastated South Texas and could still lead to worse flooding in the days ahead. It is anticipated that many more families will be impacted as rain continues to fall and flooding persists. "Emails requesting donations from duplicitous charitable organizations commonly appear after major natural disasters", the agency says. When you give, it's important to keep that history in mind. Bullock has been giving away millions to charity. Both have direct ties to the Houston region, and will turn to their new Sacramento community, as well as Kings fans, to help in the spirit of the Kings Foundation to: "Do Good, Impact the World, Make Sacramento Proud". It has compiled a list of highly rated Texas groups involved in relief efforts. I wish I could answer your question, but it's not something I have visibility on in the role that I play in this organization.

Charity Navigator is useful for gathering information about existing charities and has a Hurricane Harvey-specific section.

Disaster Aid USA is a "global emergency relief" organization whose website's main focus is now hurricane-related news.

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All donations are tax deductible.

Hello! Because of the overwhelming response to Hurricane Harvey, donations are taking longer than usual to process. Linn also is putting up as much as $100,000 to match employee donations to relief efforts. As the BBB points out, all charities have administrative costs. Nonetheless, donation forms may offer you the option to indicate how you want your contribution used - including having it spent right away if you feel strongly about it.

"These donations are paramount to us being able to provide those lifesaving needs to the Houston community". Credit card companies also usually collect transaction fees.

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