Colorado floods relief: How to help victims, those affected

By: Kurtis Lee, The Denver Post
September 16, 2013 Updated: September 16, 2013 at 2:20 pm
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photo - A woman and little girl rush into LifeBridge Church to escape the new rain in Longmont, Colo., on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. The National Weather Service says up to 2 inches of rain could fall Sunday, creating a risk of more flooding and mudslides.  (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES
A woman and little girl rush into LifeBridge Church to escape the new rain in Longmont, Colo., on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. The National Weather Service says up to 2 inches of rain could fall Sunday, creating a risk of more flooding and mudslides. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES 

With recent floods impacting communities all across Colorado, there's several ways you can contribute to the disaster relief efforts. Dozens of charities and nonprofits are accepting donations. But it's also important to know scams are out there.

If you have any concerns about the group you might be donating to visit the Colorado Secretary of State's website: http://www.sos.state.co.us/ccsa/CcsaInquiryMain.do

Here are some groups accepting donations for flood victims:

- The Salvation Army

Help those affected during the days of storm ahead and during long-term recovery. The Salvation Army uses 100 percent of your disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations.

See more groups here.

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