(PUEBLO, Colo.) — Pueblo Police Department (PPD) warned on social media about scams that had been playing on people’s sympathies.
PPD tweeted a thread and posted to Facebook sharing how a group has been collecting money on the side of the road and in intersections with signs claiming to raise money to benefit a child with cancer. Some signs claim to be raising money for the child’s funeral.
PPD said these are not legitimate collections and urged people who want to help others to “consider Hand Up Pueblo.”
Hand Up Pueblo connects donations to organizations that use them in a meaningful way to benefit the community.
Some of those organizations are the Pueblo Rescue Mission, Pueblo Cooperative Care Center, Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen, POSADA, and the United Way.