Monday, January 18, 2010

Donations for Haiti

NJ/NY Disaster Human Services network:
Federal, state and voluntary agency information statements on  assisting Haiti have been stressing the strong preference for cash donations. Possibly for diplomatic reasons, the actual harm that can be done by collection and shipping of unsolicited household donations has not been sufficiently emphasized.
As the brochure states:
3. Do not begin collecting, packing or shipping until or unless you have a known recipient to accept it. Please use to guide your donation and support activities. Click on “Public Service Announcement: Making a Donation”
Ken Curtin
Voluntary Agency Liaison
FEMA Region II, NY & NJ
26 Federal Plaza, 13th Floor
NewYork, NY 10278
o - 212-680-3664
c- 202-294-3522

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