More than $23 million in donations poured in from around the world after the disaster hit, one of the largest charitable responses on eBay’s platforms to date.
If you’ve ever donated anything for disaster relief then you need to read this story.
Sex Toys, Winter Coats, And Spanish Flags: The Uselessness Of Post-Disaster Donations
Years of studying disaster relief has led Jose Holguin-Veras to a few simple truths about donations. While tiger costumes and sex toys aren’t going to do to much good, it makes people feel better to think they’rehelping. But they’re not—they could be doing a lot of damage.