‚ÄčOn this Labor Day weekend, we thank all those who have gone so far beyond the limit to help their neighbors during this extraordinary tragedy. The acts of courage on the part of both citizens and professionals has been amazing and will be remembered forever.

All of America, indeed the world, is watching intently and wondering how they can help those in need. Here are a few ways you can help those affected. And remember to watch out for those who are taking advantage of our generosity. Remember the old proverb "Trust, but verify."

According to Forbes.com, here are some charities we can trust:

Red Cross

Houston Food Bank 

Food Bank of Corpus Christi

Houston Humane Society

Houston SPCA

San Antonio Humane Society