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.
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