Why this approach?
Distance and Service Opportunity
Often, sources supplies and volunteers are quite far from the disaster site. This approach allows as many participants as possible an equal opportunity to participate in disaster relief service.
Time and Cost
Supplies need to be delivered as quickly as possible. Collecting such comprehensive inventory, of supplies, sorting them and distributing them would take a considerable amount of time. To overcome the above hurdles, this website and the approach was considered. Some advantages of this approach are mentioned below:
Shipping costs also pose a major overhead, due to the scale of supplies needed. Further, online prices for wholesale items are sometimes more competitive. In many cases, free shipping is available on certain items.
Easy and Convenient Shipping
Items will be shipped directly to the disaster locations by the online vendors.