Bill Would Hold Disaster Fundraisers Accountable 3-16-2011 - WSMV Channel 4

Bill Would Hold Disaster Fundraisers Accountable 3-16-2011

Reported By Dennis Ferrier
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
State leaders want to keep a closer eye on where money donated for disaster relief is going.

Video: Lawmaker Wants To Track Disaster Relief Donations


After last year's flood, people gave millions to help, between huge fundraising concerts, telethons and home-grown fundraisers.
Yet even Wednesday, there were flood victims wondering where the money went. Those questions led to new legislation.
Rep. Gary Moore, D-Joelton, proposed a new bill that would hold all fundraisers for disasters more accountable. The bill would make things more transparent.
Any organization or person who collects more than $25,000 must register a report with the secretary of state to help with a paper trail.
The organization Samaritan's Purse said it wants more people to help with flood recovery. Those interested can call 615-712-3880.



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