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Disaster Relief: Standards for Charities that Provide Relief to Individuals

What are the standards for charities that provide disaster relief to individuals?

In general, providing relief to victims of a disaster is a charitable activity because it aims to relieve human suffering - charity in its most basic form. To further this purpose, an organization must benefit a charitable class. Thus, the organization must apply a needs-based test and maintain appropriate documentation.

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