What Really Happens to Donations After a Disaster

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In many disasters, people lose their homes and livelihoods. As a result, others want to help and donate whatever they can, including flashlights, warm clothes, blankets, bottled water, canned food and toys.

But authorities report that a majority of the donations they receive aren’t needed, so what happens to these items? Let’s take a look at the effects of mass donations, what not to donate after a disaster and what you can do to truly help.