During times of crisis, many individuals and businesses want to help and many times financial support is the best way to do so. Unfortunately, times of crisis also bring out scammers who are pretending to be legitimate organizations. Before sending a donation, do your homework. Many states have a charity registration where you can check if the organization you plan to support is registered and in good standing. Another resource is GuideStar, where you can learn more about the charity and its leadership. The safest option is to donate through established organizations such as the American Red Cross or your local United Way. Achille Buchanan & Associates believes unity is our strength and together we will win the fight against the coronavirus. Thank you to all the businesses who have come together to fight COVID-19 and for everyone who is supporting the people most affected by the shut downs.