Disaster Donations

You can help in a disaster by contributing money or sending appropriate items for disaster victims.

Money Donations

Money should be sent as a check to a bona fide disaster response organization. The check can be designated for a specific disaster or specific donation such as "blankets," "food," "medicine," or other items. You can donate through local volunteer disaster relief offices including: American Red Cross, Brethren Disaster Services, Church World Service, Lutheran Disaster Services, Methodist Disaster Services, Presbyterian Disaster Services, Salvation Army, or NAILS. The National Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster Website shows all national volunteer disaster agencies.


You can also create disaster recovery kits. These kits must be in a sturdy box, clearly labeled as to contents. All items should be new, unopened and still in original wrapper. You can enclose a personal note for the disaster victims if you like. Enclosing an additional donation check to Church World Service in your disaster kit can help ship your disaster recovery kit to the disaster site. They can be shipped prepaid to:

Brethren Service Center
500 Main Street
New Windsor, MD 21776-0188
  1. Blanket Kit
  2. Clean-Up Kit
  3. Health Kit
  4. Infant Layette
  5. Food Staples Kit
  6. Sewing Kit
  7. School Kit
  8. Family Medicine Cabinet Kit
  9. Dispensary Medicine Kit

Blanket Kit

Need sturdy box with outside label indicating specific contents. Any size of blankets are among the most valuable resource. They can be used as makeshift tents, hammocks, bags, and as bedding.