As you already know Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo have been struck by another devestating hurricane. This time it was hurricane Maria. As a retired Social Worker I am aware of many organizations with names that have been sonanomous with collecting donations for the poor, impoverished, and those in need. Now what you need to know is that these organizations many times end up sending as little as 25 percent of your donations to the actual affected persons and communities.
Surprisingly, it’s all legal because of the 5013C tax law. Organizations under the 5013C are tax exempt. That means they don’t pay taxes nor are they mandated to report all of their income, donations,etc. So Most of these donations sent by caring people that really want to help end up in the wrong hands. The money ends up first going into the hands of these organizations CEO, Program directors, employees salaries, heathcare, office rental space, lights, office furniture, company cars, etc and it’s all legal. So what does the target population get? Trickle down cents on the dollar. If you really want to donate money or goods that end up in the hands of those in real need of batteries, milk , diapers, fuel cards, etc to Puerto Rico , Mexico , and the U.S. Virgin islands just contact me via message on this post or you may send it Direct Message to me RR.Camacho CSW on Twitter.
We do not accept money or goods instead we assist in references that will get you to the channels that will transport your donation and given to families in Puerto Rico, Virgin islands and Mexico with those most isolated locations in remote areas being served first. Again, I am not soliciting funds or goods. My objective is to assist those in need that are not receiving relief because of the trickle down policy of agencies receiving fund and the Communities most affected don’t see any relief. Any support that you may render will reach its destination.
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