Where to donate to help hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

South Floridians continue to donate piles of staples to provide relief to the islands and cays ravaged by Hurricane Dorian.

Donation tips from the office of Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody: Never give credit card numbers, gift card account numbers or bank account information to a caller on the phone or in response to an unsolicited email; Before donating over the phone or online, take steps to verify the charity or fundraising campaign; Avoid solicitors that use high-pressure tactics; Watch for charities with similar-sounding names — if you have questions, look up charity on CharityNavigator.org before giving. Additionally, to report fraud, The Department of Justice established the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) in the wake of Hurricane Katrina: hotline: 866-720-5721, more at: justice.gov/disaster-fraud and tips: .justice.gov/opa/pr/tips-avoiding-fraudulent-charitable-contribution-schemes.

Coconut Creek: Food for the Poor: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, 6401 Lyons Road. Canned meats, canned fish, canned milk and disposable diapers only.

Coconut Creek: The Residence Inn, 5730 N. State Road 7.

Dania Beach: The Lions Club of Dania Beach, 501 SW Fourth Ave.

Davie: Rick Case Honda Powerhouse, 15701 Rick Case Honda Way. Is selling backup generators from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily that the public can donate and ship to the Bahamas for Hurricane relief. 800-769-4910 or go to RickCaseHonda.net.

Deerfield Beach: Brightway, The McGregor Agency, 2745 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Suite 6, is accepting donations, including pet food and pet supplies.

Fort Lauderdale: Beauty Exchange Beauty Supply Company, with The National Association of The Bahamas, is accepting donations at Store #1 1020 W. Sunrise Blvd., 954-462-4545

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