"I recommend they don't do that. It can be dangerous. Instead send them to the Red cross, where we have the means to verify they are hurricane victims, and we can give them help, too," says Director Mary Burton.
So, she advises if you do want to help--- don't open your home--- or even gather supplies--- instead, she says, empty your wallet, because cash won't perish or spoil.
They're also certainly grateful for the shelter, food, and even toys they've found at the Red Cross.
"We left behind many things, but we have our lives. Some of our family still there will be okay, and the people in this town have been so friendly," said Chatman.