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In the tradition of giving..
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Aprille    Posted 01-09-2005 at 09:34:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Every year I give 3 dollars to the Dana Farber Cancer inst., Boys Town and the AHA..Now..I only give 3 dollars to each because it is all my kids and I can afford as I am in school full time and can't work right now..not 23 anymore..I can't imagine sending money to the Tsunami relief effort when I have relatives who are still going thru hell in Florida and there are children STARVING in America..Land of the free?? Home of the brave? Ok..Make your comments about not WANTING to GIVE all you want but the fact is that we are told to send MONEY!! Not clothes or food or things for right NOW..but money!! Thanx but I'll just keep on giving to the local homeless shelter and provide a hug for those who don't have one when need be..


Dennis in Wisconsin    Posted 01-09-2005 at 16:56:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
APRILLE I AGREE WITH YOU 100%


Gunner    Posted 01-09-2005 at 12:25:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
From what I understand, 80% of the area effected by the Tsunami is muslim and the majority of which celebrated in the streets after 911.


HaySam    Posted 01-09-2005 at 11:00:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I gave to the Red Cross nomater who gets it I feel good because I gave.


Big John    Posted 01-09-2005 at 10:28:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
This friend of mines wife works for a doctor from thiland, He told her not to give money to anyone but maybe the red cross because it 's never going to get to the needy anyway. We all feel bad about what happened But lets face it its a tough world just thank god it was over there and not California sliding into the ocean. Thats it for me


Zenia    Posted 01-09-2005 at 10:15:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I fail to understand why you are offended. The organized agencies such as the Red Cross would put money to better use than old clothes and canned foods donated. It takes manpower, time and money to sort through donations of clothing, some of which would be people's old rags not worth the freight to ship. Then there is the freight costs. And again, how many people in Sri Lanka would eat donations of pork & beans.

THe agencies would be able to put the money to use, to buy bulk food and medical supplies.

Do you not get the magnatude of this disaster? How many people died in Florida? How many childrren and babies, who were sunning on the beach unsuspecting? At least in Florida they knew the hurricane was coming. I am not belittling the pain and horrors of the Florida victims, but this is not such a big planet and the Florida devastation is a fraction of the more than 150,000 people who died because of the tsunami.


Les    Posted 01-09-2005 at 13:12:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
When did the Red Cross get itself straightened out? All they get from me is my blood. No money.


Ron/PA    Posted 01-09-2005 at 10:08:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
There ya go, that'll work.
Ron


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