You may have heard about the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey. If not, you have now. By the end of the week (if not today) you will be solicited for donations from many charities that seem to spring up out of nowhere.
I'm not against charitable giving. However, I am against con artists using tragedy to profit from others' generosity. If you are motivated to give, then I offer you this link to the Better Business Bureau page for charities. If you have questions about whether a charity is legit, check here. Likewise, you can use the BBB site to find charities worth supporting.
You want to know that your money is going to the right place, so take a few extra minutes to make sure that your donation is not in vain.