As the devastation from Sandy is still being assessed, charities are helping those in need of food, shelter and security.
If you're like most people, you want to support relief efforts, but with so many different options, how can you be sure you're stretching your donation dollar to do the greatest good?
Organizations ranging from humanitarian to animal aid organizations have mobilized to provide relief, and Charity Navigator has some tips on how to be sure you're giving smart.
Read about how to designate your donation for a specific purpose or how to give smart through text in the slideshow below.
Then, check out HuffPost's live blog on how to help and our list of credible organizations that are providing relief.