Kansas residents affected by recent severe storms and tornados need assistance. The State of Kansas, in partnership with the Kansas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, has established a donations management website to assist in connecting people who wish to donate money to responding agencies. These non-profit organizations are tasked with assisting residents in short and long-term recovery efforts.
The public are urged to go to www.ksready.gov to make a donation to a voluntary organization active in disaster. Citizens are asked to send monetary donations rather than food, water, clothing, or any other type of physical goods. Monetary donations allow non-profit agencies working in affected communities to buy exactly what individuals need.
“While we appreciate the public’s concern and desire to help those affected by these storms, sending material goods is not the best way to do that,” said Angee Morgan, deputy director of the Kansas Division of Emergency Management. “Emergency responders on the ground are in the best position to know exactly what sort of goods are needed and how best to distribute them. Giving money allows them to buy what is needed and when it is needed without having to manage an excess of donated goods.”
Donations can also be made to specific agencies providing relief and recovery in affected communities.
All donations will go a long way to help in the short and long term recovery efforts on behalf of our Kansas neighbors and businesses.