Disaster relief

Providing relief to victims of a disaster is a charitable activity because it aims to relieve human suffering. We provide short-term (emergency) assistance and longer-term aid to ensure that victims have the basic necessities, such as food, clothing, housing, transportation, and medical assistance. Assistance may also be provided in the form of cash grants or vouchers for goods or services. The type of aid that is appropriate depends on the individual’s needs and available resources.