Giving Tuesday: The local non-profits that need your help

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With the holiday season in full swing, unfortunately, scammers are too and on days like Giving Tuesday, it’s important to tell the good from the bad.

The local organizations that could really use help this holiday season are hoping you’ll help continue their mission with a monetary donation. This includes organizations like The Exodus Road which is headquartered in Colorado Springs.

“In essence, we work around the world and in Colorado to collaborate or work and walk alongside local law enforcement to find and free victims of human trafficking and to arrest their perpetrators,” said Amy Roth Sandrolini, chief of staff at The Exodus Road.

Now seven years later the non-profit is celebrating its 1000th rescue and nearing its 500th arrest.

“Donations or money can empower us to empower those that are highly trained and skilled and able to do that work and as I said, the ones that need it most can’t ask for it, they are not in places where they can ask for it, so we are asking for the help on their behalf,” said Sandrolini.

Like many other non-profits, The Exodus Road relies on donations to continue their mission, but sadly scammers are lurking in the background.

“Unfortunately this time of year scammers will try to duplicate websites and not just from favorite charities, but popular websites to get you to buy things,” said Jonathan Liebert, CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado.

Liebert said a few signs in telling the good from the bad include; web address spelling errors, high-pressure phone calls trying to get your money and emails with phony links.

While there are scammers out there lurking this holiday season there are several legit organizations that could use your help including The Exodus Road and others listed on our Indy Give Campaign.

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