Salvation Army Donation Helpline - 800 SAL-ARMY (725-2769)
Giving to Charity:
Beware of people soliciting contributions on behalf of victims of a natural disaster. Ask the name of the organization they represent. Do not judge an organization solely on a name that sounds impressive.
To check on a group’s registration or complaint history, call the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at 800 HELP-FLA (435-7352).
Beware of pressure tactics. Reputable organizations won’t pressure you to give today; they will gladly accept your gift at a future date.
Not all organizations soliciting are true charities eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions. Ask if donations are tax deductible. Verify the information with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Never give cash. Contribute by check payable to the organization, never to an individual’s name.