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Financial

During a disaster, it is better to send cash donations instead of having to transport and store items at great expense. Quite often, survivors do not need or cannot use goods that are donated by generous fellow citizens. Organizations that receive unsolicited donations have to take time to catalog and store such materials, which takes valuable time away from working on urgent needs.

Financial contributions may be made to Broome County COAD that will later be distributed to disaster victims. Broome County COAD provides a structure to manage and coordinate the disbursement of funds. If you would like to donate to future disaster victims through Broome County COAD, you may send a check payable to  Broome County COAD to our mailing address: PO Box 550, Binghamton, NY 13902.

Donate Goods

Contact Broome County COAD to determine what the specific needs are before you make a donation. COAD members and emergency management authorities will review your offer and advise you if it is needed. Please confirm what is needed before taking action!

Volunteer

Volunteer with Broome County COAD or one of our member organizations and be trained before the next event to find meaningful volunteer opportunities following a disaster. There are many types of organizations for you to find a meaningful way to serve. Check out our member list of community-based, faith-based and other types of non-profit groups in your community that have active disaster programs.

Be Prepared

“Build a kit, Make a Plan, and Stay Informed!” – American Red Cross

  • Being personally prepared is one of the best ways you can help. Preparing today helps individuals, families, communities, and businesses recover from disaster more quickly.
  • Ensure your family, workplace, house or worship place, school and neighborhood has discussed possible hazards you may be exposed to. Plan for how you will work together to be prepared for the next emergency. Learn more about how to prepare through this free Be Red Cross Ready online training!

Visit our resources page to learn more about preparing.