In the wake of every major disaster, donations come pouring in from all over. But some types of donations end up causing more problems, and many well-meaning people fall prey to scammers.

Melissa Adams, World Vision's National Director of US Programs, and Patrick Reed, from the Washington Secretary of State's Corporations and Charities Division, shared some timely do's and don't's of donating in the wake of a disaster.

Check out these websites for more helpful information:

Washington Secretary of State's GiveSmart campaign

World Vision Harvey Relief

World Vision Irma Relief

Volunteer in Texas and Florida