Six Things Your Volunteers Can Do In Times of Disaster
3) Getting first aid and CPR training.
4) Giving blood.
5) Volunteering locally. “You don’t have to go down to the disaster site to have an impact on the disaster community, and being able to volunteer locally is very important. It also builds the capacity of the nonprofits within your own local community to respond to a local disaster if that were to happen,” Rothe-Smith says.
6) Donating money. Rothe-Smith says financial contributions are always the preferred gift rather than supplies because “then the folks down at the disaster scene don’t have to figure out ways to transport, store, manage and distribute the items that are received.”
Diana Rothe-Smith can be reached via www.pointsoflight.org