Caring is giving from the heart......
There are numerous organizations at both the national and local levels that benefit worthy causes. Of course, any organization that benefits our troops is very close to my heart. It's one of the reasons I was so drawn to Marine Parents.
An email I received from an individual this week made me pause and remember that, sadly, there are dishonest people out there in the world who try to take advantage of the goodness in others. Unfortunately, some succeed. I would urge you to ask a lot of questions when
approached by someone who wants money from you to help fund a cause.
Often times, their pleas pull at our heart strings, which, I suppose, is ultimately their goal. Sympathy translates into dollars for them! It is very unfortunate that many caring, well-intentioned people fall victim to various types of scams. Remember, you should ask for proof that they are an approved 501(c) (3) charity. Legitimate organizations will not hesitate to provide that documentation for you. Or, you can do a little research on your own by picking up the phone and dialing the IRS toll free at 1-877-829-5500 to check on a charity's non-profit status.
With that being said, there are many, many organizations and individuals worthy of your support. Marine Parents IS an approved 501(c) (3) and all of the Marine Parents' outreach programs benefit our troops. They are supported by YOU with your prayers, your time, and your dollars.
Thank you, as always, for your unwavering support of such an important organization.