Dollars for Disaster
2017 Irma Hurricane Response
For donations directed to Hurricane Irma Response click here: THANK YOU
2017 Houston Hurricane/Flooding Response
Give Cash, Not Supplies!Most charities prefer monetary donations. These are more flexible and cause less of a strain on the charity, allowing them to help more. By donating funds, the necessary resources needed on the ground can be attained in a timely manner by those who understand what are the greatest needs! Unlike material donations, cash involves no transportation costs, shipping delays, or customs fees. It also enables relief organizations to spend more time providing aid by spending less time managing goods!
2017 Northern WV Flood ReliefThank you for your interest in helping fellow West Virginians in need! Heavy rains caused significant flooding in northern WV counties on July 29, 2017 and WVU will be coordinating efforts in response.
- N95 respirator masks
- disinfectant wipes
- water (individual bottles - both regular sized and tiny)
- heavy duty rubber gloves
- heavy duty garbage bags
- monetary donations
For the latest updates and more information about community organizations accepting monetary donations for those affected by this flood, visit http://www.ready.wv.gov/news/Pages/Juy-Flood-2017.aspx .
Dollars for Disaster is an as-needed basis initiative started by a group of
students in 2005 as a response to the Indonesian Tsunami. The initiative has
since collected monetary and supply donations for Hurricane Katrina,
the Haitian earthquake, and most recently, the 2016 flooding in
Southern West Virginia
. During each campaign, the CSL coordinates the campus-wide initiative and
compiles all events and serves as a clearing house for relief efforts.
Donors are encouraged to contribute cash as often times, in-kind donations are more difficult due to the additional labor required for sorting, boxing, palletizing, storage, and delivery to the disaster location. All of these activities can be costly and time consuming, and therefore may delay service delivery. Cash donations allow vetted organizations to purchase products quickly and efficiently, meeting the most urgent needs of disaster victims. When possible, the purchases are made near the disaster site to stimulate the local economy and ensure quicker delivery.
If you have questions about anything on this page or would like more information about how to be involved, contact the Center for Service and Learning at 304-293-8761 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note – West Virginia University does not endorse any particular charitable organization or social service. Our goal is to provide the WVU community with options for providing relief and assistance to those in need.