The following is an excerpt from an article posted on in Aug 2017: 

“Washington — For those who want to help people in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey, giving to local organizations has its advantages.

“They know the needs. They have the contacts. They know what needs to be done,” said Ashley Post of Charity Navigator, a nonprofit that evaluates and ranks charities.

But locally-based groups may face the same issues as the victims they’re trying to help.

In that case, the national organizations that have mobilized to help might not face challenges related to flooding, loss of power and loss of internet.”

Islamic Relief USA is cited as one of the national organizations to donate to for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.


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