How to Prepare Yourself to Assist Disaster Victims

Linda Anderson Stanley and Amanda Brown

During the past few months, several catastrophic natural disasters affected millions of people in the United States. While deadly hurricanes dumped trillions of gallons of water on the gulf coast and the Caribbean, massive wildfires swept through the West, turning communities into ash. Although we cannot control these disasters, we can come together to prepare and respond for when the next one strikes. Most people associate the immediate needs of disaster survivors to be food, water, and shelter; however, there are significant legal needs of disaster survivors.

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