While all donations are appreciated, CASH IS BEST. Our members are fully-vetted, experienced, and dedicated professionals who will get the most out of your generous donation.Â Please do not send or bring any unsolicited item donations. In the early stages of the response phase, most organizations are unable to accommodate any material goods. Unsolicited donations create a challenge of storage and sorting, when focus is needed on response and recovery.
Organizations typically prefer cash donations, because they allow our members to:
- Purchase food, water and equipment from secure and familiar supply chains.
- Buy materials locally. This can help rebuild the local economy.
- Conserve resources. Money is always necessary and cheap to send, but the cost to ship material supplies can be expensive.
- Don’t multiply the problem by sending used clothing, and mixed or perishable food, that may or may not meet the need of disaster survivors.
Do not send or bring unsolicited donations. Contact us for information on what is needed.