Plea for people to stop donating goods to ‘overwhelmed’ fire-affected communities | ABC News

The generosity of people keen to help fire-ravaged communities is causing what the NSW Government has dubbed “a second disaster”.

The NSW Office of Emergency Management (OEM) said towns struggling in the aftermath of the fires were having to deal with unsolicited donations of toys, clothes and furniture, which were not needed.

Instead, authorities are urging people to give money to established charities, or support the local businesses and communities in affected areas.

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