The article on the Red Cross is good. I worked as a missionary physician in rural Asia for more than five years, small rural areas with no power, poor roads, etc.
I was there in the Philippines in two Typhoon disasters, roads washed out, supply chain cut and more.
The way it works for the big charities is the federal government of the nation where the disaster occurs gets first pick, the provincial government gets second pick, and the local mayors get what is left over. Most of the charity supplies at the first pic ... continue reading »