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Why are cash donations better than in-kind donations?
"Donated goods raise the cost of the response cycle from collecting, sorting, packaging and shipping bulky items across long distances to, upon arrival, reception, sorting, warehousing and distribution. Delivering this aid is extremely tough in disaster areas since transportation infrastructure, such as airports, seaports, roads and bridges, are likely to be, if not damaged or incapacitated by the initial disaster, already clogged by the surge of incoming first responders, relief shipments and equipment."
GreenShoot's objective is to alleviate some of these issues by empowering organizations affected by disaster to communicate with the world exactly what is needed to recover and rebuild.
Source: Brooks, J. (2017 Sep. 4) “Why giving cash, not clothing, is usually best after disasters”. Retrieved from The Conversation