In an event of emergency where the area is struck by natural or man-made disasters, the demand for relief supplies escalates by default. Emergency is declared in hospitals and people register themselves as volunteers in order to rescue the situation for all those who may be stuck in difficult situation.
There are many people who cannot actually give a helping hand by offering services as a volunteer and this could be due to any personal reason or disability, however they are keen to add their share by donating disaster relief supplies in order to make things easy for the rescue teams, organizations and all those that may be suffering due to a disastrous situation.
The items donated by them can be both food and non-food items and the in most cases they are able and allowed to decide or choose their preferences after having a word with the rescue teams and disaster management bodies. Following image will provide you with an insight of rise in demands for specific relief items over the years:
We all want to help those that are stuck in the middle of nowhere, especially when the area in which they reside is struck by natural or man-made disasters. They may need our immediate attention. To make it a worthwhile effort, we need to know what exactly the right disaster relief supplies are before we jump into the conclusion.
Let’s have a look at some of the most wanted/needed relief items:
- Canned Fruits and Vegetables (packed in pop top cans)
- Canned Meat and Fish (packed in pop top cans)
- Canned Beans and Soup (pop top cans)
- Cereals, Oatmeal and Oats
- Rice, Pasta and Whole grain
- Hygiene items
- Paper products (toilet roles etc.)
- Household items
- Powdered milk
- Coffee and Tea Sachets
- Drinking water
- Tooth brushes and pastes
The list provided above is just to give you an insight of the items that are usually preferred by the relief and aid providers.