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Irma relief websites

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:24 pm
by founderant
Decided to go to Floridadisaster.org, Red Cross, and Salvation Army websites to see where people could pick up donated water and food. The fist thing on their home page talked about how great they were and where to donate.

You would think that the first thing you would see is a map of the locations where you could get donated water and food.

I'm not saying it's not on their websites, but if it is, it's hard to find. Note to website admins: you can do better.

Re: Irma relief websites

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:27 pm
by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE
I don't know what floridadisaster.org is, but the Red Cross and Salvation Army are horrible charities when it comes to the amount of actual dollars donated actually reaching recipients..

Hers a list of very high rated charities that put the money where its needed well.


Rank / Charity / Overall Score
1 Direct Relief 100.00
2 MAP International 100.00
3 The Conservation Fund 98.23
4 The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International 97.87
5 The Carter Center 97.87
6 Doctors Without Borders, USA 97.23
7 Americares 97.23
8 National Council of YMCAs of the USA 97.17
9 Patient Services Incorporated 97.17
10 Catholic Medical Mission Board 96.83

Re: Irma relief websites

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:31 pm
by ajax727
It seems they are more interested in getting money than helping people .
Yes they do some good but they like to have very high paid leadership .
Your local church should be able to locate other churches in the area and what is sent would go directly to the people that need help , without sucking up the goods and money sent . Side note a small church not the big money hungry ones .

Re: Irma relief websites

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:34 pm
by founderant
Thanks for the info. Floridadisaster.org is the states information website, but I feel like it hits you with information overload and does not do a good job of providing basic water and food information for victims

Re: Irma relief websites

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:38 pm
by Blondie
My experience is that if you put up a website directng people to free food & water give aways, people from 5 states away will show up swearing they were in the hurricane area.

People's generosity to give during these episodes is often outpaced by other's greed.

"Got some ID"? "Oh uh no we lost it in the flood"! "

There are FEMA & Salvation Army trucks in the area no doubt.

Re: Irma relief websites

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:01 pm
by founderant
The relief trucks driving through neighborhoods do provide a service , but they can not reach everyone. Having supply stations that people can drive to are nessaary to fill the void, but useless if people can not find them.

You will definitely need to limit what people can take at one time to limit your loss to scammers, but not listing the locations is not the answer.