Lets make sure our well-intended gifts and dollars go to the deserving and not to the fraudsters this holiday season, says Kimberly Thompson, BBB director of external communications. Tips for potential donors: Do your own research of the charity. Ask for detailed information about the charity, including name, address and telephone number. Get the exact name of the organization and search the name online, especially with the word complaints or scam, as one way to learn about its reputation. Search the National Association of State Charity Officials at www.nasconet.org to find out if the charity or fundraiser must be registered in your state. Call the organization. When a donation request comes from a group claiming to help your local community (for example, local police or firefighters), ask the local agency if they have heard of the group and are getting financial support. Ask questions.Before contributing, know who you are speaking with and for what cause. Is the caller a paid fundraiser? site hereWhat is the name of the charity? What percentage of your donation will go to the charity and how much will go to the fundraiser?visit
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Wade. On immigration, Trump says his priority is to deport 2 or 3 million undocumented immigrants that he considers “dangerous.” That’s a change from his original plan to deport 11 million. And on same-sex marriage, Trump says he considers the decision already made and that he’s “fine with that.” Trump made his first major decision as President-Elect today, announcing his Chief of Staff. Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican Party, is now his White House Chief of Staff. Priebus thanked Trump for the appointment, saying he will work to create an economy that works for everyone, secure the border, repeal and replace Obamacare, and destroy Radical Islamic Terrorism. Trump also tapped Steve Bannon as his Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor. Bannon served as Trump’s campaign CEO and was formerly the Executive Chairman of the Alt-Right Breitbart News Organization. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton isn’t sitting down for any interviews yet, but she is speaking out for the first time since the election in a conference call to her supporters. In the call, Clinton said FBI Director James Comey’s decision to send a letter to Congress in late October stopped her post-debate momentum. She added that the second letter, which exonerated her, only fired up Trump supporters even more. Despite the loss, Clinton called on her supporters to give Trump a chance to lead.
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