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

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Austin Price for KUT
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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.

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