UPDATED: How To Help (and be aware of war grifters)

[We’re keeping this on top for the foreseeable future. —TG]

From Electoral-Vote:

K.F. in Madison, AL, asks: I’m very skeptical of the kind of grift and shenanigans that may go on with “charities” trying to raise money for aiding the Ukrainians. Can you recommend reputable organizations that will be engaging in this?

V & Z answer: To start, you will want to check any charity with one of the watchdog sites, like Charity Navigator or Charity Watch. You also want to try to find an organization that is already in Ukraine. Any organization that needs the months of lead time to establish a presence there is likely to be too late to the party.

Among the specific organizations you might consider:

There are many others, of course, and you can use the two sites linked above to look for charities that match your specific tastes.

UPDATE – some more verification sites (in addition to the two above) recommended by the Federal Trade Commission, let you verify whether a charity is reputable:

Be sure to check with the IRS if you want to deduct any donation; not all charitable orgs are qualified.

We will of course keep this post on top and fresher posts —if any!— will be below.

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9 Responses to UPDATED: How To Help (and be aware of war grifters)

  1. chrisanthemama says:

    Also, too: World Central Kitchen, who’s now on the Polish-Ukraine border serving hot meals to refugees: wck.org. peace, and send them some love if you’re able.

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  2. Mallard Filmore says:

    Daily Kos also has a help page:

    “Professor Timothy Snyder, who has been warning us all about the dangers of Putin’s Russia and its domestic version, has provided a useful list of organizations that help Ukrainians. …”

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  4. Ole Phat Stu says:

    Here in Germany, our banks now have verified accounts where you can donate to help Ukraine. They will be shut down if Russia takes over, I was told. I (pensioner) just gave 100 Euros yesterday.

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  6. Burr Deming says:

    Thank you for this.

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  7. w3ski4me says:

    My wife went to Air BnB and rented a cabin for a no-show. Is that a valid way to give? She thinks so but I am dubious.

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  8. Jimmy T says:

    Me and Cindy T gave Mercy Corps a few dineros. We’ll make the gift a recurring event…

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