Don’t show up at the scene. Unless you are a next-door neighbor or the first person at the scene of a tornado or car accident, well-meaning amateurs often just get in the way. Obviously, if you witness a tragedy, let your Good Samaritan instincts kick in. Comfort the hurting, pull the trapped out of the wreckage, administer first aid until help arrives. But if you're 150 miles away, don’t jump in your pickup with a load of used clothing. Odds are you’ll just be in the way – and could even be mistaken as a looter!
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