Beware of donation scam

The City of Pittsfield recently learned that some community members in Berkshire County have received calls utilizing a city department number and were asked to make a donation toward Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

City offices do not engage directly in fundraising efforts. If you receive a call from a number and it appears to be from a City of Pittsfield office, it is not a legitimate fundraising effort.

Please utilize legitimate and recognized national organizations, or those specific entities that are identified by the impacted municipalities to help those impacted by natural disasters.

If you have received such a call, please notify your local police department.