Disaster-relief sites teem, but cash talks

Posted: September 7, 2017 at 2:15 a.m.

Volunteers load a tractor-trailer with donations for Hurricane Harvey victims earlier this week in Johnstown, Pa. The donations are to be delivered to Rosenberg, Texas, this weekend.

As Hurricane Irma slams islands in the Caribbean and heads toward Florida, its path will inevitably lead to a flood of donations from Americans wanting to help out, but logistics professionals are asking people to send only requested items -- or send money to trustworthy agencies.

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