3. Hold off on sending donated goods directly
In most cases, donated goods with the absolute best intentions end up more of a hindrance than a help. Roads are impassable in many areas and more importantly, teams on the ground just don’t have the facilities, time, or people to sort through donations. Hold off on sending them directly.
4. Pull together specific items to donate that locations need
If you are hearing calls for specific items in an affected area and are close by (for example a local marae is asking the community for donations of bedding) and able to make that specific donation right away, that's all good, go ahead.
5. Stay in touch with friends and whānau
Try to reach out to the people in your life that have been impacted. Ask them if there is anything they need help with, or just simply let them know that you are there for them if they need you.
For more information, keep an eye on the WREMO website.