Individuals and groups of all types want to get involved with disaster relief, but it can be very difficult for them to do so. Large disaster relief organizations like the Red Cross encourage people to give money instead of their time. When they do use volunteers it's often for very simple, uninspiring tasks, like making ham and cheese sandwiches. Smaller, more local community organizations are uniquely positioned to make the difference, by enabling people who want to use their high value skills in service of those affected by disasters. Of course, it takes time and resources to effectively identify, train and  and get them to the right place at the right time, with the right resources at their disposal. 

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