We just wanted to give a quick update on the Haiti earthquake.
NLC has created a special page at www.nlc.org/haiti with resources and information. NLC has also set up a discussion forum on Facebook (facebook.com/nationalleagueofcities) for cities to share what they have been doing to encourage employees and citizens to assist Haiti at this time.
The White House and relief agencies continue to ask that people not do clothing and other material drives. The best course of action for people wishing to help out is to give monetary donations. This will allow receiving organizations the flexibility to purchase the most needed goods and services. Sending unwanted material goods forces recipient organizations to spend staff time and other resources on sorting, storing and delivering items they may not need. Please keep this in mind in your response efforts.