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Help Survivors of a Disaster

After a disaster, many people want to volunteer their services or donate money or goods. Get tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on volunteering and donating responsibly after a natural disaster. 

Donate Cash or Volunteer to Help Disaster Survivors

Do not just "show up" to volunteer assistance. This actually makes things harder for responders. Instead, learn how you can help after a disaster through the following groups and organizations:

Avoid Charity Fraud

Make sure your donations are going to the people who need help. Learn how to avoid a charity scam after a natural disaster.

If you suspect you've encountered disaster fraud, report it to the National Center for Disaster Fraud.

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Last Updated: February 27, 2019