by Dennis Dalman
Many kind and generous people are contributing to help the people of Ukraine now under murderous assaults against civilian men, women and children by Russia’s military.
But sad to say, there are already reports that some of those kind and generous people are being “took” by scammers (crooks), with contributions being pocketed by scoundrels.
People who contribute should be careful and double-check to make sure their goods or money are going to legitimate helpers.
The following are just some of the reliable places. To check for others, google “Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance.”
UNICEF (to help children in Ukraine): www.unicefusa.org
Save The Children: www.savethechildren.org
Ukrainian Red Cross: www.redcross.org
Catholic Relief Services: https://support.crs.org/donate/donate-ukraine
Doctors Without Borders: doctorswithoutborders.org
World Central Kitchen: www.wck.org/donate
Humane Society International (animals are suffering and dying, too.) www.donate.hsi.org
wcco.helpukraine (Twin Cities Channel 4, WCCO-TV has set up a helping organization).