Think before you give to Hurricane Ida relief
September 1, 2021
Americans are generous and ready to step up to help those in need. Hurricane Ida has damaged the power grid and left many people stranded in Louisiana. While you may want to send relief supplies, the organizations that are experts in this kind of recovery say what they need is money. They can buy supplies in bulk quantities that make donations go further.
Here are some examples from Good 360 of what well-meaning people send after disasters:
According to a study led by José Holguín-Veras, an expert on humanitarian logistics, 50 to 70 percent of the goods that arrive during emergencies is n...