When there is a natural disaster in your state or those surrounding you, we always hear that no one has money to help the victims without the aid of the citizens. In reality, there are ways individual states have not even considered. One of those ways is creating natural disaster relief funds from state sales taxes. Since this fund is likely to be one of the largest funds because of its fluctuating nature, usually in an upward motion, it is the most likely of all state sources to be able to handle the financial burden of creating natural disaster relief funds from state sales taxes.
These sources are less volatile than other funding sources because people always need to buy products and services, some of which they cannot eliminate no matter how low their funds are. For example, many states exempt foods you buy in the grocery store, but not all exempt the purchase of clothing and prescriptions. Thus, in many states, there is room for quite a hefty deposit in natural disaster relief funds from state sales taxes.