When disaster does strike, it is still nice to know that there is a sense of the all hands on deck attitude that prevails in its aftermath. You generally do not notice this much in everyday life but that just has to be one of the most positive traits of human nature. Because when disaster does strike, the human instinct that says it must help takes over and all else is forgotten about. But it is still sad to see that in far too many cases today, it is still a case of too little, too late.
The volunteer work being done by people of all walks of life, both young and old, is admirable and it is always pleasing to witness this. There is inspiration in this and there are lessons to be learnt from people who set good examples for all the others to follow. But even so, this is not being pessimistic, it is simply a case of being realistic, it never seems to be enough. Even emergency rescue services workers, volunteers or fully professional, no matter how well prepared they are, always seem to have their hands full.
Their cups always seem to overflow, and they are always overwhelmed with the work. That is why it has become so necessary to turn the disaster relief services operation into a fully-funded and fully professional business. Yes, that is quite correct. Where disaster relief work is required, and in order for it to be successful in the execution of its tasks, it needs to be managed just like any other successful business would be.
But even so. An all hands on deck approach is still going to be necessary and volunteers and donations will still always be welcome.