Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Full Resource Name:

Center for International Disaster Information

4100 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203

(703) 276-1914

http://www.cidi.org

Description:

Handled hundreds of thousands of public inquiries related to international emergencies. By spreading the word about inappropriate in-kind donations, as well as highlighting the negative impact that these collections have on disaster-affected countries, the Center strives to educate the public on how to respond in a useful and productive manner.

DISASTER ASSISTANCE GUIDELINES:

- Monetary Contributions to Established Relief Agencies are Always the Most Useful Response to Disasters
- Confirm There is a Need for All Items Being Collected
- Deliver Items Only to Organizations having Local Distribution Capacity
- Donate Only to Organizations having the Ability to Transport Collected Items to the Affected Region
- Never Assume the U.S. Government or any Relief Agency Will Transport Unsolicited Relief Items Free of Charge
- Volunteer Opportunities for Disaster Relief are Extremely Limited
- Volunteer Opportunities for Disaster Relief are Extremely Limited

Primary Services:

  • Disaster Donations Coordination  [Show Definition Details]

  • Disaster Response Services  [Show Definition Details]

General Information

Hours:

24/7

Intake Process:

Call

Program Fees:

No Fees

Eligibility:

All

Is Shelter?

No

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