If you plan to donate following the mess Florence is expected to leave behind, On Your Side reminds you to check out your charity.
Give, but give wisely. The website Charity Navigator Click HERE
breaks down where your money goes. It can tell you what percent of donations go to the actual cause.
"When you go out of town, you review hotels. You review restaurants and get recommendations from your friends on Facebook. Why wouldn't you review non-profits?" asked Jill Finney with United Way.
If you want to donate to a local charity or you're just having trouble finding a responsible one, call the local United Way office in that area.
They can direct you to local charities.
Also, use your credit card because credit cards typically offer protections.