Superstorm Sandy: Victims Prefer Fundraising Instead Of Waiting For Government Assistance

Some Superstorm Sandy victims are doing their own fundraising rather than waiting for help from the government or traditional charities.

While Congress considers a $60 billion disaster aid package for those who lost homes or businesses, hundreds have gotten quicker results through crowd-funding websites such as GoFundMe and HelpersUnite.

However, those who monitor charities advise would-be donors to exercise extreme caution when choosing whether to donate to an individual.