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In the aftermath of the hurricanes that devastated South Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, many people reach for their checkbooks to donate money to aid organizations. At least $350 million was raised for victims of Hurricane Harvey in the first three weeks after the storm. There have also been questions raised about what the charities do with the donations.

Amy Costello (@tinyspark_org), who covers philanthropy and nonprofits on her podcast, Tiny Spark, reports.

This segment aired on October 18, 2017.

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