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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Generous donors also need to be understanding.

Having grown up in Lismore for the first 20 years of my life I understand a little of what is involved when farms, homes and businesses flood. For many people who have lived through some of the big floods of recent memory the involvement of governments and charities in helping out is something of a mixed blessing because many past floods have wiped out businesses, or come very close to it.
There has also been some chatter on social media and on TV news that charities aren't doing enough because they aren't accepting all the donations that some people my want to give, things such as boxes of whatever that person has available.
Let me address that as I've seen this issue from both sides.
Firstly it is very generous that people do want to help out, but lets be realistic, no matter who the charity is they themselves have limited resources, that are usually stretched to the limit so ask the charity what would be helpful to them so they can help the people they are helping.
I've always supported The Salvation Army's appeals, and many people ask why they request donors give money, sometimes other smaller items like toasters and things like that. It is a very simple and practical reason. Within a a very short time, almost immediately from the financial donation being made, that money can be electronically transferred to where it is needed and given to people in need.
Tomorrow I'll talk about another aspect of volunteers helping out in crisis disaster relief but as for any criticisms of the good work by the volunteers in the SES all I have to say is … 

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