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Best option for hurricane relief donations

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MAHONING COUNTY, Ohio -

Mahoning county's Director of Emergency Management is offering advice for anyone wanting to donate to relief efforts in the aftermath of hurricane Florence.

The recommendation is not to bundle up clothes, or send food, water of other goods into storm stricken areas, because that may not be what is needed most.

"The request would be for monetary donations.  The reason being the non-profit organizations, such as Red Cross or VO-AD, volunteer organizations active in disasters can provide direct assistance for what is needed," said EMA Director, Dennis O'Hara.

He says be sure to donate to an established and reputable agency or relief organization. 
 

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