The Federal Trade Commission also has tips for how to spot scammers, such as if they refuse to share their mission or explain how the donation will be used, if they use high-pressure tactics like trying to get you to donate immediately, or if they ask for donations in cash.
https://globalnews.ca/news/4450878/hurricane-florence-charity-scams/ (Hurricane Scams)
Fundraising sites such as GoFundMe should be looked at with caution since individual campaigns may not be vetted.
Charity Navigator is a reputable source for highly rated charities specific to Hurricane Florence.
However, I noticed Red Cross was mentioned on the Charity Navigator site, and I personally do not trust Red Cross. So, after researching the web, I've concluded the North Carolina Community Foundation is a good start.
The North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund will support nonprofits with programs that help hurricane victims in our state. All funds raised for the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund will go directly to nonprofit organizations serving the needs of local individuals and communities in the impacted areas of North Carolina. No portion of the funds raised will be used for the Foundation’s administrative or operational expenses. The Foundation will also encourage this practice among local recipient agencies.
Donations can be made online through the NCCF website. Checks can be mailed to NCCF at 3737 Glenwood Ave. Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612. Please designate your gift for “Disaster Relief” or include a contribution form. Please call 919-828-4387 or 800-532-1349 if you need assistance with donations. All gifts are tax-deductible.
For the latest updates on Salvation Army disaster relief efforts, visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org. https://www.salvationarmy.org/
The New Bern Police Department issued this warning:
In order to make these videos available to the public, PWA is faced with a financial challenge. Recently, I have come into an agreement with a sponsor who is helping make these videos possible. Prior to the offer, I was faced with the possibility of cancelling this channel, since trying to work as a Tiny Home builder, and working my night job, and making videos was taking its toll. Many of my supporters are in the same boat as me in regards to limited funds for donating to YouTube channels. YouTube has refused to allow me to receive their sponsored ads by keeping this channel under perpetual review. Thankfully, I now have a sponsor who can help me continue this channel. I am able to cut back the hours on my previous income streams, so I can devote the necessary time to PWA without over burdening my body, spirit, and mind. There is a reminder from my sponsor to the public for ways we can take control of our lives before disaster strikes:
As mentioned earlier, YouTube is keeping this channel under perpetual review. On May 29, 2018 I submitted PWA for review to receive monotization. On July 3, 2018, I received this notification from YouTube.
Most of my loyal audience has been very supportive of the sponsored ads. However, I have received some complaints from Q followers who refer to this Q post.
This post was made specifically about channels that are profiting and exploiting the Patriot movement for selfish reasons. Believe me, I am NOT getting rich by any stretch of the imagination having a sponsor; nor are the other channels who are blessed enough to have YouTube sponsors. However, in order to back away from our former sources of income to take on the challenges of time and expenses required to give our audiences what they expect, assistance is needed. I personally am not good at asking for donations, and if it doesn't fall on someone's heart to provide a donation, I don't want to receive it. That being said, I cannot continue to provide the service without some assistance.
For this reason the Tech Giants are doing everything in their power to attack channels that expose the truths of current and former events. One of my favorite channels Just Informed Talk recently tweeted this:
Then, I tweeted this:
and @itsthemcp responded to my tweet with this:
We all remember when Alex Jones was seemingly attacked as most of the truth seekers today are being attacked. Then Q showed us this:
We The People, are under attack of our First Amendment Rights:
The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government redress of grievances. It was adopted into the Bill of Rights in 1791. The Supreme Court interprets the extent of the protection afforded to these rights. The First Amendment has been interpreted by the Court as applying to the entire federal government even though it is only expressly applicable to Congress. Furthermore, the Court has interpreted the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment as protecting the rights in the First Amendment from interference by state governments.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Here is an article written about Jack Poulson formally with Google. He submitted his resignation letter on August 20, because of the Dragonfly program that is designed to remove content that China’s authoritarian government views as sensitive, such as information about political dissidents, free speech, democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest. This practice is also flowing into practices of other countries including the United States.
If you are interested in reading his letter of resignation, you may go to this link, and you can find it in the bottom of the description bar under sources as well. This letter of resignation is one of the most powerful testimonies I've seen to confirm the Censorship moves against truth seekers. Please know, this resignation letter is very long, so make sure you have allotted time to fully digest its contents and understand the implications this has on free citizens throughout the world.
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4905801-Jack-Poulson-Google-resignation-letter-20-Aug-2018.html Jack Poulson's Resignation Letter.
Let this be clear, our nation is under attack, and the Big Tech Oligarchs have joined forces with the adversary to suppress our First and foremost rights under the great Constitution of the United States.
Listen as Greg Lukianoff the president of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education with Prager University explains what is happening to our freedom of speech :
Q explains how the Social Media Tech Giants are getting away with their attacks on free speech:
IMPORTANT READ OF JACK POULSON'S RESIGNATION LETTER:
Links for those affected by Hurricane Florence:
http://www.nccommunityfoundation.org/ (First Stop for aid with Florence damages)
To File a Complaint: https://ncdoj.gov/Consumer/Charity.aspx