On the evening of September 28th, the Indonesian island of Sulawesi was hit by a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake along a fault line located six miles beneath the surface of the island. In the wake of the tsunami which devastated the Indonesian island an urgent appeal has gone out around the world to raise money for the victims of the natural disaster. Thousands have died, and thousands more remain unaccounted for. Though international aid has started reaching Sulawesi, the long term recovery of the island and the continued care for survivors will depend on continued international aid which will largely come from ordinary citizens.
If you are able and willing to donate to the disaster relief effort; KCW Today recommends going through Charity Navigator which ranks charities based on their levels of transparency, accountability and financial health.
Following such large scale natural disasters it is not uncommon for scammers to set up fake charities in an attempt to profit from the outpouring of empathy which makes tools like Charity Navigator an essential part of making sure the money you donate is going to a trustworthy organization which will use the money for its intended purpose.