- Associated Press - Sunday, November 8, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire National Guard has teamed up with the state attorney general’s office to offer guidelines for people who want to make donations to military charities.

Command Sgt. Maj. Lore Ford IV has put out a public service announcement. He said some organizations that provide help for the military community are unable to give large portions of the donations toward charitable purposes, due to high fundraising costs.

He says for some charities, “this means only pennies out of every dollar actually go toward supporting veterans, military members and their families. “

The attorney general’s office asks people to do their research on donating to charitable groups.

Officials say many people are seeking donations for veterans’ causes using Facebook and Twitter. Some link to crowdfunding websites. People may not know exactly where their money is going.

The office advises looking at websites that can provide donors with information about larger organizations that work with veterans, such as charitynavigator.org, guidestar.org or www.give.org.

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