Money is the single best way to help disaster survivors. Cash doesn't need to be sorted, stored or distributed, and it allows the voluntary agency to the donation towards the needs that most urgently need addressing.
A coalition of government, voluntary agency and faith-based partners recommends anyone wishing to donate to relief efforts consider donating cash to a recognized voluntary agency.
Local communities have received an overwhelming amount of support. The number of donations and volunteers is so great that critical resources are being redirected from the important work of response and relief to managing what has become a crush of donated items.