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The compassion and generosity of the American people is never more evident than after a disaster. People want to help. Here are some general guidelines on helping others after a disaster:
Financial contributions to a recognized disaster relief organization are the most effective donation to make.
When the public supports these voluntary organizations with financial contributions, it helps ensure a steady flow of important services to the people in need after a disaster.
Volunteer with local organizations to aid disaster victims.
Volunteer with a recognized organization involved in disaster response and recovery prior to the next disaster event.
Volunteer with a non-profit organization and be trained before the next event to find meaningful volunteer opportunities following a disaster.
There are many organizations and faith-based groups in your community that have active disaster programs and need volunteers
These groups offer a wide range of services following a disaster:
The generosity and kindness of people around the country does a lot to help communities heal from the tragic consequences of disasters.
Learn ways that you can effectively help others after a disaster.
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Everyone is moved when they hear the news that disaster has struck a community. By learning the best ways to donate and volunteer, we can all make a huge difference in the lives of those affected.