Contact our National VOAD Members working the disaster to determine what the specific needs are before you make a donation. Better yet, post an offer of goods at the National Donation Management Network link provided below for the state of your choice. VOAD members and emergency management authorities will review your offer and advise you if it is needed. Please confirm what is needed BEFORE taking action!
If you volunteer to host a collection, please do so with answers to these questions:
Clothing, household items, and food are best provided by well-funded voluntary agencies and not through the expensive process of collecting, sorting, packaging, transporting, receiving, sorting, and distributing of goods.
Everyone is moved when they hear the news that disaster has struck a community. By learning and practicing the best ways to donate and volunteer, we can all make a huge difference in the lives of those affected.