The Better Business Bureau is reminding Tri-Citians and others to be careful with their giving this Veterans Day and holiday season.
Donation requests from veterans and military-affiliated charities are always high around Veterans Day and throughout the holidays, said a news release.
To make sure donations go where the donors want them, research before giving. Resources are available at give.org and www.sos.wa.gov/charities.
Tips include: watch for name confusions, since many veterans' charity names include similar wording; look for a clear explanation of how and where the charity supports veterans; ask telemarketers for written information on the charity's programs and finances; and be wary of excessive pressure, since nonprofits should welcome gifts whenever they are sent.