Minneapolis-based nonprofit accepting donations for Gaza
As the war in the Mideast continues for a third week, many Minnesotans have been looking for a way to help those impacted.
Minneapolis-based Alight is now stepping up, accepting donations for Gaza.
The nonprofit says all financial donations will go directly to its partners on the ground in Gaza.
Those partners are then able to buy items and provide thousands of families in need with their basic necessities.
In order to keep up with the dire needs, Alight CEO Jocelyn Wyatt says 100 trucks full of items like food and water would have to cross over the Egypt-Gaza border each day. Right now, around 50 trucks are making that daily trek.
“From what we’re hearing on the ground, fuel is in really short supply so being able to get fuel in to the country right now to be able to allow the hospitals to continue to operate is really critical,” Wyatt said.
Minnesotans are also urged to be cautious when making any donations, as imposters are likely to try to capitalize on recent events for their own benefit. Wyatt urges donors to do a little homework and make sure the nonprofit is highly rated on Charity Navigator and Charity Watch before donating.