The Police and Firefighters in your community are people who put their lives on the line to protect
you, your family, and your community. So when you get a call or a letter asking you to give to a
police or firefighter group, your first reaction is probably a generous one.
BUT WAIT> There are a lot of hype merchants out there, fast talking hucksters only too happy to take your dollars without giving you all the facts needed to make an informed giving decision. If you donate to groups like these your hardworking local police or firefighters might not be helped much, if at all. And you'll have poured you hard-earned money down the drain.
Here are the "Giving Basics" from www.give.org
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