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tigeryat
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What is the best non profit org to donate to for the benefit of flood victims.
My employer is matching donations, but it can't be a church.

Thanks


OweO
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re: What is the best non profit org to donate to for the benefit of flood victims.
I would think Red Cross, but I would wait to see what others say.


Chad504boy
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re: What is the best non profit org to donate to for the benefit of flood victims.
I'd say anything but Red Cross


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Clyde Tipton
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re: What is the best non profit org to donate to for the benefit of flood victims.


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tigeraddict
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Baton Rouge
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re: What is the best non profit org to donate to for the benefit of flood victims.
pick one of the local churches you see delivering food/supplies or actually helping people with their houses

so you know the money will stay local and you can see you donation going to work...

EDIT: Didnt read about churchh
Can try the local food bank.... was hit hard with floods itself....
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The Pirate King
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Pangu
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re: What is the best non profit org to donate to for the benefit of flood victims.
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My employer is matching donations, but it can't be a church.


Then I hope your employer likes having about 50% of his donation skimmed off the top and to not go to the actual victims.


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dred24
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Member since Nov 2006
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re: What is the best non profit org to donate to for the benefit of flood victims.
Your employer scared of church?
Just donate some $ to a church and forget your employer.


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Eugene Dogwood
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2007
502 posts

re: What is the best non profit org to donate to for the benefit of flood victims.
Donate a day of your time to help somewhere of your choosing.

Get your boss to match it with an extra day of vacation later.

Physical labor is still needed.


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absolute692
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re: What is the best non profit org to donate to for the benefit of flood victims.
I would say Baton Rouge Area Foundation, they are doing a Louisiana Flood Relief Fund.

LINK


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Bad Medicine
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re: What is the best non profit org to donate to for the benefit of flood victims.
Why can't it be a church?


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Gulffisherman
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re: What is the best non profit org to donate to for the benefit of flood victims.
Baton Rouge Food Bank would be a better choice than Red Cross

LINK


lsufan_26
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re: What is the best non profit org to donate to for the benefit of flood victims.
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Fill in the blank with anything other than the Red Cross would be a better choice than Red Cross
This post was edited on 8/23 at 5:15 pm


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tigeryat
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re: What is the best non profit org to donate to for the benefit of flood victims.
I'm not sure why it can't be a church. I donated to the BR Foundation to benefit the cop's family earlier this month. Now I see they have a flood relief fund and I'll donate to that. They get a good rating from Charity Navigator

I've busted my share of sheetrock in the last week, still a lot of clean up and packing to do.

Thanks


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TheFonz
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Somewhere in Louisiana
Member since Jul 2016
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re: What is the best non profit org to donate to for the benefit of flood victims.
I'm outside of the majorly affected areas, so I haven't seen any of the recovery first hand. So, I'm curious - what is the beef with the Red Cross?


ATL-TIGER-732
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ATL
Member since Jun 2013
2291 posts

re: What is the best non profit org to donate to for the benefit of flood victims.
Central mayor worried about city’s future in the wake of flood

Good Samaritans
Capital Area United Way

These two got high praise from the mayor of Central.


Pectus
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re: What is the best non profit org to donate to for the benefit of flood victims.
United Way.


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100851
Member since Jan 2015
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re: What is the best non profit org to donate to for the benefit of flood victims.
Nobody wants to admit it, but the Red Cross is THE group when it comes to disasters such as this.

At the end of the day, they are giving people a place to live, and food to eat - which is something you do NOT want your local government doing.


tigers win2
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2009
3661 posts

re: What is the best non profit org to donate to for the benefit of flood victims.
Usually corporate entities will match if it's not for "religious purposes". A designated "disaster relief" contribution to a church will usually be allowable by IRS guidelines as long as isn't for the benefit of any one person.

That's the legal/ tax angle. Your employer may have their own separate limitations though. You may want to check into it.


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absolute692
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re: What is the best non profit org to donate to for the benefit of flood victims.
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At the end of the day, they are giving people a place to live, and food to eat


And they ship these volunteers in from out of state, and end up taking up Cots or Hotel rooms, and then eat the food thats donated to the refugees. But when locals try and volunteer, Red Cross turns them away. frick Red Cross and everything about them.


MSTiger33
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New York City
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re: What is the best non profit org to donate to for the benefit of flood victims.
I donated to Second Harvest of Baton Rouge. Fingers crossed that most if not all of the money goes to those who need it.


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