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Hurricane Harvey

Spending: How to help hurricane victims rebuild

Many charities are raising money to help people recover from recent natural disasters. But long after the shelters have emptied, tens of thousands of people will need help to rebuild their lives after Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and all the other storms. So here's some info on choosing a charity that focuses on the long-term needs of victims, plus strategies you may have overlooked that could allow you to give more generously -- and get a bigger tax break.

Many groups that analyze charities are compiling lists of top-rated organizations that are aiding hurricane victims, among them the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance (