CIDI Director, Juanita Rilling, Discusses Disaster Donations on NPR’s All Things Considered
Wednesday, 09 January 2013
Highly regarded disaster donations expert, Juanita Rilling, recently spoke candidly with NPR’s Pam Fessler about how to channel public good intentions that often result in overwhelming piles of clothing, canned food, toys and other unsolicited material donations. In this podcast aired on NPR’s All Things Considered radio program, Rilling recounted colorful anecdotes from her many years supporting international relief efforts and offered a compelling rationale for replacing in-kind donations with monetary contributions that can be utilized quickly, effectively, and where they are needed most.
Listen to the original podcast of NPR’s All Things Considered, “Thanks, But No Thanks: When Post-Disaster Donations Overwhelm.” A written transcript of the podcast is also available.