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Creek Running North
September 01, 2005
I just dropped a hundred bucks...
... on the Red Cross. It feels like such a small amount. I'll see if I can squeeze a little more out of the budget.
Go thou and do likewise. It doesn't have to be a hundred. Five bucks is a hot meal for someone. Give what you can.
Posted by Chris Clarke at September 1, 2005 05:47 PM
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Done. Thanks for the nudge.
It bothers me a bit-and perhaps I'm strange for this-that they forced me to choose to give to only one of the Katrina fund, a national disaster fund, my local chapter, or an international fund. There was no option for general fund or "send it wherever it's the most needed." I suspect that's fallout from the 'scandal' after 9/11, when people were upset that the money they'd given in the wake of the terrorist attacks went into the general fund and got used for other things. I never saw the point of being upset by that-is my money being useful somewhere in the world? is only relevant question to my mind.Posted by: Stephanie at September 1, 2005 06:13 PM
I sent my check via the Senior Center, for a decent amount, although I feel like giving them all of the money I have been saving for a home. At this point, many of the survivors would love to have the crummy trailer I live in.Posted by: Rita Xavier at September 2, 2005 11:37 AM
I did likewise yesterday. As you say, it seemed like such a small amount, so inadequate. Multiply it as an average by 100 million potential donors and you've got 10 or 15 billion dollars right there.Posted by: Wayne at September 2, 2005 01:33 PM
The head of the RED CROSS, is anjd has recieved a yearly income, that is soooo exhorbant and unjustified, that it should be illegal, we are talkin very many millions, and im sure hes gonna get a big raise now. Its happening in all charities in the USA and our PREZ allows it, HUH,wonderwhy? so when you donate to the cause , they are seein their own pockets widen , i wish the greed wasnt so bad in our country, but it is RAMPANT.Posted by: Bob Smith at September 6, 2005 02:32 PM