Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Haiti: Why I donate via CARE.ORG

During disasters like this it's common to donate to the American Red Cross. Obviously, a reputable place -- but you run the risk of getting spammed, mailed, phoned, etc.

CARE.ORG, a four (max rating) star charity, doesn't harass me - and I've been using them for at least six years. If they do email or contact you, tell them to put you on their no-contact-ever list. It works

They're active in Haiti ...
CARE: Donate Now:
... CARE is deploying additional emergency team members to the devastated city of Port-au-Prince in Haiti, where the worst earthquake in 200 years destroyed houses and left thousands homeless...
CARE will use your money well. Recommended.
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1 comment:

Curt Carmack said...

Agree wholeheartedly. When I lived in Central America years ago, I spent a lot of time with CARE volunteers. They really know how to help. My own church regularly donates to and receives donations from CARE, as both organizations tend to try to use effective relief connections and don't waste time and money creating infrastructure if someone else good already has it in place. Highly recommended.