DON’T give items without ascertaining need
While individuals may be eager to donate staples, such as food and clothes, Gillis encourages donors to think before they give. Do victims need what you’re giving? Making sure the donation aligns with need, both short-term and long-term, is key when it comes to giving in the wake of a natural disaster. At left, Sandy Hayes, left, hugs her boyfriend, Tom Musumeci, as they look over the debris-filled waterfront from their porch in Union Beach, N.J.
Victor J. Blue