BBB, Give.org offer tips on helping in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Harvey made landfall late Friday as a Category 4 hurricane and has lingered just off the coast, dropping heavy rain as a tropical storm. The slow-moving storm has caused catastrophic flooding in Texas.

PHOTO: Catastrophic Flooding in Houston Texas from Tropical Storm Harvey, Photo Date: 8/27/17 | Dorian Valenzuela / Twitter

You may want to help those in need by sending in your donations. But the Better Business Bureau says you should do so with caution to make sure your donations get to the people who need it most.

To help protect you while you're offering your financial assistance, the BBB and Give.org have put together this list of Accredited Charities that are raising funds for Hurricane Harvey relief assistance.

American Red Cross

AmeriCares

Church World Service

Direct Relief

GlobalGiving Foundation

Humane Society of the United States

Islamic Relief USA

MAP International

Operation USA

Salvation Army

Save the Children

United Methodist Committee on Relief

United Way of Greater Houston