When disaster strikes, you want to do the right thing and help those in need. While this is a wonderful instinct to have, it can also lead to an overwhelming amount of "support" to charities, and that can hurt more than help. Often, people will rummage through their closet and donate bags of used clothing to help. The reality is charities have nowhere to store these items, and they spend time disposing of them instead of helping those in need. In lieu of clothing, give cash. Even $5 is more beneficial than a giant bag of garments that nobody really needs.
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