Several months ago I sent a check to a charitable organization using maaser money. It is now several months later and the check has not been cashed.
Can I use this money to send a donation to a different organization?
Am I required to follow up with the original organization as to why the check has not yet been cashed? Maybe they simply misplaced the check.
I understand in my scenario I can easily call the organization to ascertain what transpired and clear this up. This incident had me thinking though, what about a case where I don’t know the poor person I donated to and therefore I’d be unable to follow up with them about the check. What would be my obligation and what do I do with the maaser money still in my bank account?