Many growers across the country have been left without a market due to oversupplied apple processors. West Virginia rescued its surplus, with a plan that donates apples to hunger-fighting charities.
The company says the AmazonSmile program didn't have enough financial impact. But some charities say the support "made a huge difference," and shoppers have expressed disapproval on social media.
With traffic down at stores and malls across the nation during the pandemic, the charity's iconic red-kettle campaign might bring in half the donations compared with last year.
Scott Severs and his wife Julie Bartlett have been able to pay their mortgage and they have a healthy emergency fund. So he donated his federal rescue check, though he acknowledges not everyone can.
"Cash is king. For us to rebuild these communities, we need funds," the president of Rotary International says. The Bahamas' government has also posted a list of desperately needed items.
Many people wait until the end of the year to make contributions to their favorite charities and churches. But this year, those donations are unlikely to be deductible, as a result of the new tax law.
Charities are clamoring for your money. We've got some advice to help you sort through the appeals.
Many of the groups cited controversy about recent comments by President Trump that "both sides were to blame" for the violence that occurred during a white supremacists' rally in Charlottesville, Va.