The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
PromiseShip staff started the Duffels 4 Dignity program so children being removed from their home would not have to carry their belongings in trash bags. Trash bags are for trash, not children's belongings. When children are moved out of a home, PromiseShip is able to provide them with a new duffel bag to keep and daily necessities to live comfortably during the transition.
PromiseShip is looking for help restocking our Duffels 4 Dignity supply. Hosting a drive for needed items is a great way to participate in the program. Things we are running low on or out of include new baby items for infant care packs (shampoo, powder, baby wash, lotion, wipes) and new large duffel bags (anything over 30" in length).