Some well-intended material donations provide little relief; how to help wildfire victims

Petaluma Evacuation Center is not taking anymore donations as of Thursday October 12, 2017. Photo courtesy of KTVU Repoter Ken Wayne. 


If you’re worried about whether your cash donation will make a difference or not, there are regulator organizations that analyze registered charities for financial integrity and program effectiveness. Some of the groups include Charity Navigator, Givewell, Charity Watch and the Better Business Bureau