How to Help

How You Can Make A Difference Today!


Financial Gifts Are The Best Way To Help!

·         FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO VOLUNTARY AGENCIES RESPONDING TO DISASTERS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO HELP

·         Cash allows disaster agencies to purchase exactly what is needed

·         Member agencies of South Dakota Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster do not promote one charity over another. Please donate to a charity of your choice

 

Volunteering

·         DO NOT GO TO THE SCENE OF THE DISASTER

·         The arrival of unexpected volunteers will interfere with response efforts

·         STAY SAFE by volunteering with a reputable agency!

·         Volunteers will be needed most during the recovery phase. Please be patient and WAIT until relief agencies can train you and use your help

 

Material Donations

·         Donate ONLY those things that are requested by officials and bring them to the official designated collection centers

·         Items not needed may go to waste and get in the way of relief efforts

 

Other Ways To Help

·         Hold a yard sale or put on a fund-raising event and donate money raised to a voluntary organization responding to this disaster

·         Have you already collected goods but can’t find an agency that needs them? Donate items to a local charitable agency