After a disaster, many of us want to help. Some people send items like clothing, books, water bottles, and food supplies. But, as the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) notes, “It is better to send cash donations instead of having to transport and store items at great expense. Quite often, survivors do not need or can’t use goods that are donated by generous fellow citizens. Organizations that receive unsolicited donations have to take time to catalogue and store such materials, which takes valuable time away from working on urgent needs.” We do not accept any donations of goods, services or money at this time, but we would like to give you information on how you can donate. You can find organizations that accept donations before, during, or after a disaster through VOAD, or through organizations like igivefirst.org. You can search for non-profit organizations for a variety of causes from any state and quickly donate to them using the “give help now” button below.