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Here in the U.S. and internationally, disasters compel communities to rebuild. Many Americans like to join efforts to provide immediate relief and longer-term restoration in disaster-affected communities. Some work or volunteer with organizations that respond to disasters, and others contribute donations to the relief effort. Still others are recipients of donated goods or funds. We have learned a great deal from people who have experienced donations from all vantage points, and would like to hear your story too. We invite you to describe donations you have given, managed or received. If you gave, did you follow up or hear back about the impact of your donation? If you managed or received donated goods, what was your experience? Please take a minute to tell us about it!

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