The New York Attorney General’s Office announced that GoFundMe has launched a centralized hub for all verified campaigns related to last week’s limo crash that killed 20 in Schoharie.
The AG’s Office says all funding campaigns listed on the verified page by GoFundMe will go to the beneficiaries of the crash victims.
“New Yorkers are heartbroken by the Schoharie tragedy – and are eager to support the victims’ families as they deal with this unfathomable loss. We’re grateful to GoFundMe for partnering with our office and creating this centralized hub for verified campaigns, so that New Yorkers can rest assured that their donations will indeed support the victims’ families,” said Attorney General Barbara Underwood. “I urge New Yorkers to protect themselves by following our charitable giving tips whenever considering a donation.”
The Attorney General’s Office also offers these tips when making donations:
- Take time to research the organization
- Know where your money will go
- Give to establish charities
- Be cautious with telephone solicitations
- Check before you text a contribution
- Check before donating to an online giving site
- Don’t respond to unsolicited spam emails
- Never give cash
- Be careful about disclosing personal information
View all of the verified GoFundMe campaigns for the crash victims and their families.
If you believe an organization is misrepresenting its work or that a scam is taking place, please contact the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-416-8401. The following additional websites also contain helpful information to evaluate charities:
- CharityWatch – charitywatch.org
- Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance – bbb.org
- GuideStar – guidestar.org
- Charity Navigator – charitynavigator.org