Donations Information

When disaster strikes, people come together to help. To make the most of your contributions, consider these tips for donating and volunteering responsibly view the FEMA website.

  • Tips for successful support to disaster relief operations and donations:
    • How to Donate Successfully:
      • Provide a financial contribution to a voluntary organization involved in disaster activities.
      • Find out what services state government is providing via Website or state donations hotline.
      • Do not begin collecting, packing or shipping until or unless you have a known recipient to accept it.
  • Tips for Volunteering during disaster recovery:
    • How to Volunteer Successfully:
      • Get training before the next disaster.
      • Connect and affiliate with a voluntary organization. 
      • Consider volunteering for the long-term community recovery.
      • Check with your local Volunteer Center for volunteer opportunities in your own community ( 1-800-Volunteer).
      • Plan to be as self-sufficient as possible (go to for assistance in developing your plan).