Attorney General Joseph Foster is advising New Hampshire residents to do their research before making contributions to organizations claiming to provide relief to people harmed by last weekend’s earthquake in Nepal.
Foster is asking donors to consider whether the organization has worked in Nepal before, and whether it has the ability to get aid to the country quickly.
He adds that all organizations that solicit charitable contributions in New Hampshire are required to register as charities with the state Charitable Trusts Unit.
Several local organizations have rallied to help people affected by the earthquake. The Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire hosted a meeting this weekend to discuss local efforts to provide relief. The American Red Cross also was at the meeting, and at least one New Hampshire restaurant owner is planning to throw benefit dinners.