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January 14, 2010 – Comments (9)

Whenever their is a tragedy around the world two kinds of people stand out. Those who give generously of their time and money and love and try to help any way they can. And those who see that generosity as an opportunity to make some quick pocket change taking advantage of the generous but helping very little or not at all in the tragedy.

http://www.charitynavigator.org/ 

Charity Navigator is a resource to help identify whiich charitys give most of their money to their mission, as opposed to ones that divert most of the donations to their administrators.

I am sorry to post this, but I hope it helps get more of your donated money to the Haitians. It is also an excellent resource to use before giving for any cause.

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#1) On January 14, 2010 at 7:37 PM, ChrisGraley (29.88) wrote:

Listen, I know a lot of you might not have anything to give financially. For those of you in this category, you can still give.

Click here

This will help you find your local Red Cross.

You can give your time or you can give blood. Both are needed badly.

And for those of us that can give financially, it wouldn't hurt to give up a little blood or time as well.

Fortunately we had a well timed blood drive at work today and I'm pleased to say that I had to wait in line long enough that I was late coming back for lunch.

People by nature are good when they take a minute or two to think about it.

 

Haiti on!

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#2) On January 14, 2010 at 7:43 PM, hiddenflem (77.97) wrote:

Good post! I give to Partners in Health: www.pih.org. They know Haiti better than any other aid organization that I know of. Red cross...good organization and good people working there too but PIH is and has always been on the ground in Haiti and will continue to be there after this disaster.

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#3) On January 14, 2010 at 7:49 PM, creek138 (30.90) wrote:

Also a good list of organizations that need donations, from NPR

 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122521163

Doctors Without Borders lost a number of people in this tragedy.

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#4) On January 14, 2010 at 8:13 PM, nottheSEC (81.27) wrote:

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.. also please note Do not donate to the government cause its very prolly corrupt

... SPECIFY to the Red Cross and other international  charities WHERE you want the money spent. 

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#5) On January 14, 2010 at 8:35 PM, ChrisGraley (29.88) wrote:

I was going to ask you to specify which government notthesec and then I thought about it and realized that you are right in any case.

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#6) On January 14, 2010 at 8:45 PM, Option1307 (29.96) wrote:

Blood drive manana at my school! Woo!

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#7) On January 14, 2010 at 9:45 PM, nottheSEC (81.27) wrote:

 ChrisGraley (99.68) wrote:I was going to ask you to specify which government notthesec and then I thought about it and realized that you are right in any case.

Come on Chris the country I love and wont forsake the good old USA is a little corrupt imho. I was talking  just about Haitian donations. The title of this post .IMHO Haiti  is very very corrupt.

on the Red Cross .IMHO They have a history of saving money for a future disasters.According to  MSNBC and other media outllets the following

after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.... the Red Cross raised about $1.1 billion — its record so far for a single disaster — but the organization was assailed when donors belatedly learned that $200 million of their gifts were being earmarked to prepare for future crises rather than to help victims. Red Cross President Bernadine Healy resigned, the money was shifted back to the Sept. 11 Liberty Fund, and the organization promised greater accountability in future fund-raising campaigns

Unfortunately the didn't do  well In Katrina eithier

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9518677/

 

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#8) On January 14, 2010 at 11:54 PM, rd80 (98.00) wrote:

Here's a list of charities posted by NBC news in DC.  I haven't checked any of them against charitynavigator, but it's a starting place.

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#9) On January 21, 2010 at 5:35 PM, chk999 (99.97) wrote:

Doctors Without Borders is an awesome organization. Give generously.

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