Hurricane Harvey is one of the worst natural disasters in American history. The damaged caused to Texas will take a long time to repair.
Right now, many groups are popping up to acquire donations. They claim to use this money to help Harvey victims and regions in Texas. But are all these groups on the level?
Before you shell out your cash, you might want to read about what one liberal group is up to.
From Free Beacon:
Big Labor is looking to exploit the devastation of Hurricane Harvey to raise money for its organizing efforts in Texas.
The Texas Organizing Project Education Fund, a labor-affiliated group looking to make inroads in right-to-work Texas, launched the Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Fund in the wake of the flooding that has devastated the Houston area. The donation page says the fund will “move the material aid the most vulnerable hit by Harvey,” but that “material” goes beyond standard humanitarian aid. Donations, the page says, will help the SEIU-funded group organize workers.
“Your donation is vital to ensuring that we have the resources we need to organize and fight for Texans devastated by Hurricane Harvey,” the page says.
The relief fund is sponsored by a number of prominent liberal advocacy groups and politically influential unions: the SEIU; Communication Workers of America; Faith in Texas, a group that fights for “economic and racial justice”; Texas RioGrande Legal Aid; Texas Housers, an affordable housing advocate; and the labor-affiliated Workers Defense Project. While the group says it will meet the “first response” needs of residents, it plans to use the fund to advance its organizing agenda…
The campaign has won the endorsement of Women’s March organizer and anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour.
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) August 29, 2017
If that last bit didn’t give you cause for concern, you need to be paying attention. Linda Sarsour is a known Muslim activist, whose rhetoric often endorses Sharia law and female genital mutilation. She is the last person you should be giving your money to.
Already people are criticizing these groups for trying to exploit the hurricane. Watchdog groups remind us that these labor groups should be satisfied with the “large sums of money they get from labor unions to support a southern strategy for workplace organizing,”
It seems like these institutions are super eager to take your cash, before the waters have receded and work is underway to rebuild. There is even concern that the money they raise won’t even go to helping victims of the hurricane.
“The fine print for this so-called ‘relief fund’ makes clear that it funds workplace organizing efforts, rather than direct aid for Harvey victims.”
Before you give any cash to Harvey relief, be sure you figure out where that money is going. And if it even helps victims at all.
Source: Free Beacon