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'Donor Fatigue' And Why Donations Diminish When They're Needed The Most

Austin Price for KUT
Chiquita Harris sorts items to be placed in welcome baskets for Hurricane Harvey evacuees on Saturday.

Texas will be cleaning up and rebuilding from Hurricane Harvey for a long time, and Hurricane Irma is getting ready to hit Florida hard. When a natural disaster strikes, many people have an immediate urge to help. But as the waters – and news coverage – subside, so can attention. 

Unfortunately, that sometimes happens just as the long-term impacts and needs from a disaster become clearer. KUT talked recently with Celeste Flores, executive director of I Live Here, I Give Here, about how giving after a natural disaster differs vastly from a regular giving cycle.

Jennifer Stayton is the local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" on KUT. Got a tip? Email her at Follow her on X @jenstayton.
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