The best way to help after a disaster is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow E.N.A.C.T. – Emergency Non-Profit Assisting Communities Together and other charities the flexibility to quickly and efficiently meet the immediate needs of disaster survivors without incurring many of the costs associated with sorting, packing, transporting and distributing donated goods.
E.N.A.C.T. – Emergency Non-Profit Assisting Communities Together deeply appreciates your contributions and thanks you for helping us help others. E.N.A.C.T. – Emergency Non-Profit Assisting Communities Together disaster relief services are funded entirely by donations, and E.N.A.C.T. – Emergency Non-Profit Assisting Communities Together uses 100% of all donations designated “disaster relief” in support of disaster operations.
Donation of Goods or Supplies
In some disasters, E.N.A.C.T. – Emergency Non-Profit Assisting Communities Together will appeal to people and businesses for donations of specific goods that can then be distributed to disaster survivors.
Please … before beginning any collection effort confirm the need. Get precise information about what products are needed.
Consider shipping arrangements; most charities do not have the resources to arrange transportation.
Any goods that are sent must be sorted and appropriately packed, palletized and shrink-wrapped before being shipped to the disaster area.
Donors should be wary of anyone who claims that “everything is needed.” Communities hit by a disaster can be quickly overwhelmed by well-intentioned, but uncoordinated, shipments of donated goods and often do not have the time, manpower or money to dispose of unneeded product.
Clothing, Furniture and Cars
It is extremely rare that used clothing, furniture and motor vehicles are needed during a disaster response. However, these gifts are vitally important to supporting the day-to-day work of your local charity. Please consider giving these items to support charitable programs within your local community.