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Rimè:FEMA and the Red Cross are confiscating donations for Hawaii wildfire aid.


This is not true. FEMA and the Red Cross are not seizing any donated items for Hawaii.

FEMA coordinates with numerous nonprofit and voluntary organizations, including the Red Cross, to identify ways in which donations can be distributed effectively. During major disasters, it is very common that a large influx of donated items can actually hinder disaster response efforts. For that reason, we encourage people to consider donating cash to trusted organizations that are responding. Learn more about volunteering and donations.