Apr 29, 2015 6:14 PM

NH AG urges smart decisions when donating to Nepal earthquake funds

The Associated Press

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster is asking people to make smart decisions as they consider making donations to help the earthquake recovery effort in Nepal, where more than 4,600 people were killed.

He advises residents to read about charities' plans and their track record in providing relief, including whether they worked in Nepal before and can get aid there quickly.

People also should be careful of donation requests through Facebook, Twitter and over the phone. Organizations that solicit charitable contributions in the state are required to register as charities with the Charitable Trusts Unit of the attorney general's office.

Foster also noted that New Hampshire-based charitable organizations have grown out of the Nepalese and Bhutanese community in the state.


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