I'm certain they wouldn't even be doing anything if they weren't trying to buy some face time and brownie points so at least some people who are in a bind are benefiting from it.
Something like that. Operating under the assumption that just about everything dealing with a politician is staged, so at least 5k worth of stuff went to the Red Cross for this one. If they don't need it now, I'm sure they'll find use for it in the future.
I'm just glad I didn't want to buy diapers from that Walmart later in the day. Worse than an extreme couponer I tell ya...
That monster in the mirror, he just might be you. -Grover