Officials warn against Hurricane Harvey relief scams

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"The Halcon family's thoughts and prayers are with those that have been and continue to be affected by Hurricane Harvey and the devastating flooding in Houston and surrounding communities", management said.

As Hurricane Harvey continues to cause destruction in Houston and along the Gulf Coast of Texas, organizations throughout the country are stepping up relief efforts to help those affected by the storm. "We have to take care of one another". For Bullock, she says she's happy to do her part.

Rapper Chris Brown reportedly donated $100,000.

She donated $1 million to the Red Cross after the September 11th attacks.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by #HurricaneHarvey. Both have direct ties to the Houston region, and will turn to their new Sacramento community, as well as Kings fans, to help in the spirit of the Kings Foundation to: "Do Good, Impact the World, Make Sacramento Proud". I want to send a message to the people of Houston.

US-CERT, the US government's chief agency responsible for detecting and minimizing cyber threats, issued an advisory on Monday warning about the proliferation of online scams aimed at those donating to ease the suffering of those afflicted by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Although there is outpouring financial assistance from celebrities, E!

"Due to the generous efforts of Hy-Vee and its customers we can help meet the historic need coming from Texans as the result of Hurricane Harvey", Leslie Schaffer, Regional Executive Iowa Region of American Red Cross, said.

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Verify the trustworthiness of soliciting relief organizations by visiting give.org to access free reports that specify if the charity meets the 20 BBB standards for charity accountability. Aside from that, Bullock also helped build a clinic in New Orleans' oldest public high school.

The Better Business Bureau is advising you to do a bit of research before you donate to an organization in order to avoid scammers.

Officials are trying to ramp up blood donations to not only fill shelves for local needs during what they expect to be a busy Labor Day weekend, but also in anticipation of making some blood supplies available to hurricane-stricken areas. Pictures' "Our Brand Is Crisis" at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 26, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

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