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reputable donation places #149090
11/24/2017 09:47 AM
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Lutz, FL
tangerine3 Offline OP
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Hello, does anyone know if the links on this page are reputable and the money donated would be going specifically to help BVI communities. https://www.bviirmarelief.org/donate-money

I am donating bi-weekly to different places. It is confusing sometimes as to where the money is actually going. Or would it be better to donate directly to establishments/persons that have gofundme accounts?
Thank you.


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Re: reputable donation places [Re: tangerine3] #149091
11/24/2017 01:26 PM
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Im a big fan of Samaritans Purse and Cargo of Hope, both who were on the ground in the BVI before the hurricanes hit. Im not sure if you can designate money to a certain area, but it looks like on the website you can. I trust Mark with bvimariner.com too. Good luck <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />


I'd like to be a jelly fish, cause jelly fish don't pay rent.
Re: reputable donation places [Re: ScurvyD] #149092
11/25/2017 12:07 PM
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Did you mean "Convoy of Hope"?


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Re: reputable donation places [Re: tjkunes] #149093
11/25/2017 02:31 PM
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http://visar.org/hurricane-irma-update/

These guys never stopped. I was in VG and Nanny Cay few days after the first storm. They where the closest thing to government support that I saw.

Re: reputable donation places [Re: CaptainJay] #149094
11/25/2017 03:13 PM
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BVI Humane Society as well
http://www.bvihumanesociety.org/payments.html

and Walker is still short on funds for the massive construction efforts they brought to Anegada. The items are all purchased and two containers of building materials delivered but of course the shipping costs were out of this world. I know they are still desperate for any donations to chip away at that.
https://www.youcaring.com/reliefforanegadaafterhurricaneirma-943857

Re: reputable donation places [Re: LauraTheTshirtGal] #149095
11/25/2017 04:21 PM
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Anegada has a population of around 300 people, I'm sure all the bars and restaurants have enough to put the island back in order without outside help.
If they're really in need of outside help the U.K. Would be there with assistance.

Re: reputable donation places [Re: sail445] #149096
11/25/2017 05:34 PM
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Wow

Re: reputable donation places [Re: IWIWSE] #149097
11/25/2017 05:44 PM
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Wow


Agreed


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Re: reputable donation places [Re: CaptainJay] #149098
11/25/2017 06:32 PM
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http://visar.org/hurricane-irma-update/

These guys never stopped. I was in VG and Nanny Cay few days after the first storm. They where the closest thing to government support that I saw.

Jay,
Without a doubt VISAR is the best thing going for the BVI.
VISAR has been saving the life's of many and have always been on call for decades.

Re: reputable donation places [Re: sail445] #149099
11/26/2017 12:45 AM
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Geez..........

Re: reputable donation places [Re: tjkunes] #149100
11/26/2017 08:20 PM
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tjkunes said:
Did you mean "Convoy of Hope"?

Yes yes yes, my bad. Thank you <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />


I'd like to be a jelly fish, cause jelly fish don't pay rent.
Re: reputable donation places [Re: sail445] #149101
11/26/2017 09:10 PM
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sail445 said:
Anegada has a population of around 300 people, I'm sure all the bars and restaurants have enough to put the island back in order without outside help.
If they're really in need of outside help the U.K. Would be there with assistance.

I am consistently amazed at your pretense and lack of knowledge.


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Re: reputable donation places [Re: tangerine3] #149102
11/27/2017 11:14 AM
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It is confusing sometimes as to where the money is actually going.

To me, this is the red flag. If it is not completely clear where the money is going, they're not going to get any of my money. My money goes to organizations where it IS completely clear.

Re: reputable donation places [Re: tangerine3] #149103
11/27/2017 05:03 PM
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It's unfortunate that some have used this thread to call others names, so will close it here.

Regardless, the only thing that you can do is to do your due diligence and attempt to investigate where your money is going. Donating money to a gofundme account is a crap shoot IF you don't have any personal knowledge of the individuals involved. Gofundme does ZERO investigation of the people behind the funds and they have zero control over where the money goes. Plus Gofundme gets a healthy percentage on all donations. Otherwise, more established organizations like the Red Cross, VISAR, etc., might be a safer bet.


Carol Hill

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