Cash donations help to avoid the labor and expense of sorting, packing, transporting and distributing donated goods, and relief agencies can use cash to meet survivors' specific needs more quickly. Check to see if your company has matching gifts, and be sure to follow their requirements.
Confirm the Need before Collecting
Donors should be wary of anyone who claims that "everything is needed." Many groups have been disappointed that their efforts and the goods they collected were not appreciated. A community hit by a disaster, however, does not have the time, manpower or money to dispose of unneeded donations. Get precise information and confirm the need before collecting any donated goods.
The Clayton County Disaster Recovery Committee is a 501 (c)3 non profit organization that has been serving individuals who has suffered from disasters since 1999. Donations can be sent to:
Clayton County Disaster Recovery Committee
P.O. Box 48
St. Olaf, IA 52072