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Most reliable ways to donate for quake victims ?
3/13/2011 | Self

Posted on 03/13/2011 4:10:54 PM PDT by libh8er

I don't want to donate through liberal "non profits" who pocket a major chunk to sustain their bureaucracy. What reliable groups/ organization can I donate to so most of the money goes straight to those in need ? Thanks.


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1 posted on 03/13/2011 4:10:59 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: libh8er

You might check to see if the Salvation Army is going over to assist. They have a very good track record, much better than the Red Cross.


2 posted on 03/13/2011 4:13:10 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: libh8er

Salvation Army


3 posted on 03/13/2011 4:13:15 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: libh8er

I suspect we will very soon be bombarded with orgs and they will be vetted quickly. One thing for certain is that it will be safer than donating to Haiti.


4 posted on 03/13/2011 4:14:08 PM PDT by umgud
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To: goodnesswins

Two great minds.... I beat you by 10 seconds. LOL


5 posted on 03/13/2011 4:14:15 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: libh8er

Stay away from the Clinton/Bush crowd.


6 posted on 03/13/2011 4:16:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Look for the union label and just say, NO!)
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To: libh8er

FOX just announced they have a list of reputable charities on their website. They must be reading FR.


7 posted on 03/13/2011 4:16:28 PM PDT by umgud
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To: libh8er

I marked the Red Cross off years ago.

Whenever I donate to similar causes, it is through the Salvation Army.

I think they already have offices in Japan, too.


8 posted on 03/13/2011 4:17:09 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: libh8er

I have an acquaintance with direct ties to Japan and may have family there. Just sent a note to inquire whether family was directly affected by quake, but will not hear back until sometime tomorrow (unless she happens to be headed over there to help in person). Lutheran World Relief runs lean and mean when it comes to offering assistance of this kind, too. FWIW.


9 posted on 03/13/2011 4:18:11 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked; goodnesswins

ditto on the Salvation Army


10 posted on 03/13/2011 4:18:18 PM PDT by mcenedo (lying liberal media - our most dangerous and powerful enemy)
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To: libh8er

The Salvation Army has a special online donation page for Japan relief efforts. See link in upper right corner:

http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf


11 posted on 03/13/2011 4:18:45 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: libh8er

Southern Baptist Global Response is the best out there. They already have people in place and the money goes where it is supposed to go.


12 posted on 03/13/2011 4:29:15 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: TomGuy
Fox had a Red Cross representative on today....she talked in very vague terms about helping the Japanese Red Cross with medical supplies, etc but then threw in this barb about "pscho/social" counseling.....

sorry charlie...I want whatever I donate to go for solid supplies not "counseling"..

13 posted on 03/13/2011 4:37:40 PM PDT by cherry
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To: libh8er

Also Catholic Relief Service!

Here is the link to their website and they have up a donate to Japan center and front on their site. they also have people right there!

http://crs-blog.org/

OR JUST GOOGLE CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES

I would also donate to any legitimate RELIGIOUS group...usually the traditional ones...I am suspect of the televangelists on TV.
I would also think Billy Graham’s site Samaritans Purse would be good.


14 posted on 03/13/2011 4:37:54 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: libh8er

I usually donate to Samaritan’s Purse.


15 posted on 03/13/2011 4:37:57 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie
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To: TomGuy
I marked the Red Cross off years ago.

Spoilsport. Maybe they need to build another big new plush office building for themselves, like they did with 9/11 donations.

I had an acquaintance, a ystsems guy, whowas unemployed around that time and decided that he would volunteer his time to the Red Cross. Figured they must be able to use an experienced information systems person somehow. They were not interested. They had all the high priced salaried people they needed apparently, and no need for volunteers.

16 posted on 03/13/2011 4:39:50 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: libh8er
Charity Navigator
17 posted on 03/13/2011 4:41:27 PM PDT by FReepaholic
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To: libh8er

Catholic Relief Services = A

Catholic Relief Services beat the Salvation Army which got an A- and they are already international and likely already have feet on the ground.


18 posted on 03/13/2011 4:42:14 PM PDT by tiki
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To: libh8er
There are already hundreds of fake donation sites up and scamming. You ALREADY gave. Let that f****** moron Obama cough up some tax dollars. I feel for the victims, but I surely don't want to become one myself by donating to some fraudulent site! I hereby authorize that muslim moron at 1600 PA Ave to donate 1,000 dollars of my tax money to the relief efforts.

Unfortunately this prick has already spent it on golf balls and Moochella's new purse! Impeach the bastard for treason and do it NOW!

19 posted on 03/13/2011 4:42:47 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: TomGuy
I marked the Red Cross off years ago.

Spoilsport. Maybe they need to build another big new plush office building for themselves, like they did with 9/11 donations.

I had an acquaintance, a systems guy, who was unemployed around that time and decided that he would volunteer his time to the Red Cross. Figured they must be able to use an experienced information systems person somehow. They were not interested. They had all the high priced salaried people they needed apparently, and no need for volunteers.

I trust "Sallie" though and am on their pledge list.

20 posted on 03/13/2011 4:42:50 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: TomGuy; Chieftain; SandRat; Allegra; onyx; JoeProBono

OMG......

Can you hear it??? Can you hear the voices???/

YES!! The celebrities are getting ready....Enter Stage Left...Another “We are the Tsunami “ Concert...

OH Gosh, I can hardly wait.! All the Rappers, bring out the old Hippies ( James Taylor, pick up the white courtesy phone!); oh, and of course, CELEEEEEN DION (uh, that was screeching you heard).

More money raised with NO, can you say ZERO , accountability...but oh, such PR and videos and CD’s!!

BTW, I will now go on record saying I will only watch the concert if Charlie Sheen is the host!


21 posted on 03/13/2011 4:44:21 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: libh8er

I am waiting for George Clooney to host another candle lit vigil.
Oh, never mind.......


22 posted on 03/13/2011 4:46:15 PM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: libh8er

How about this:

http://www.brothersbrother.org/

Did a lot of disaster relief in Haiti. Never heard anythingbad about them.


23 posted on 03/13/2011 4:46:25 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

My father thought all charities were ripoffs, but he did have high praise for the Salvation Army. During WW II when he was in Europe, both the Salvation Army and the Red Cross would provide basic necessities for the troops. The difference was that Salvation Army gave those things out for free. Red Cross charged.


24 posted on 03/13/2011 4:49:40 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: libh8er

One great way to give is through Samaritan’s Purse, Franklin Graham’s Christian Aid ministry that is already at work getting aid to the people of Japan. You can find more information at: www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/articles/pray_for_japan/

Another conduit for aid that I know about personally (a classmate from High School and seminary is one of their workers ON THE GROUND in Japan) is Asian Access. They have also set up a “Japan Tsunami Relief Fund.” Since they are already on the ground and established, their infrastructure and network will be helpful in getting aid to the people. More info at: www.asianaccess.org (click on “Japan Tsunami Relief Fund)

These are Christian agencies, as is Salvation Army. I just know they are reliable. Thanks for giving — pray for the people of Japan....


25 posted on 03/13/2011 4:50:07 PM PDT by patriot preacher
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Your lovin' give me such a thrill,
But your lovin' don't pay my bills;

Now give me money, (that's what I want) that's what I want,
(That's what I want) That's what I want (That's what I want) yeah,
That's what I want.

26 posted on 03/13/2011 4:50:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL!!!

Charlie Sheen would be the best, cause he would draw so many viewers and the money would pour in while he is making fun of all the celebs!!


27 posted on 03/13/2011 4:52:57 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: libh8er

Samaritan’s Purse with Franklin Graham.


28 posted on 03/13/2011 4:57:26 PM PDT by Freddd
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To: libh8er
I noticed on my TiVo Box this morning a promotion to send $$$ to the Red Cross to help the quake and tsunami victims by entering a text message.

Those opportunists never want to waste a crisis.

it just begs the question, if I wanted $5.00 to go to help folks in Japan, just how much money would I have to 'donate' to agencies like the Red Cross, just to get the $5.00 there.

Glad to see the topic being discussed here as conservatives are known to be generous givers. We just seem to be more wise on getting our donation into the correct hands.

29 posted on 03/13/2011 4:58:47 PM PDT by Dustoff45 (The current POTUS is so temporary that FR does not even show his name in their dictionary)
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To: libh8er

I’m thinking of buying a Japanese car...


30 posted on 03/13/2011 5:04:12 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: ronniesgal
I am waiting for George Clooney to host another candle lit vigil. Oh, never mind.......

I had the same thought awhile ago while perusing the latest news.

Perhaps I'm too cynical, even mean-spirited in saying this, but my first thought was "insufficiently pigmented and Third world". God forgive me if I'm wrong.

31 posted on 03/13/2011 5:10:18 PM PDT by Calliecat
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To: libh8er

All my charitable donations go to Samaritan’s Purse. Much better than the Red Cross.


32 posted on 03/13/2011 5:15:37 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

Here is the Salvation Army earthquake and tsunami relief page:

https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/site/c.tvI3IeNUJsE/b.5760419/k.2CB3/Donate_Now/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp?c=tvI3IeNUJsE&b=5760419&en=5oIzGIMjG4LIKSOmH3KFKPMxEoKRLXOxEdKFLRNAIkLRK1NIG


33 posted on 03/13/2011 5:16:13 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: libh8er

Catholic Relief Service and Salvation Army top my list.


34 posted on 03/13/2011 5:21:42 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Let's Roll

Should have said Japan earthquake and tsunami relief page in my previous post.

https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/site/c.tvI3IeNUJsE/b.5760419/k.2CB3/Donate_Now/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp?c=tvI3IeNUJsE&b=5760419&en=5oIzGIMjG4LIKSOmH3KFKPMxEoKRLXOxEdKFLRNAIkLRK1NIG


35 posted on 03/13/2011 5:27:34 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: libh8er

From what I understand the following make sure that at least 95 cents of every dollar get to the intended needy:

Samaritan’s Purse
World Relief
Salvation Army
Catholic Charities
Lutheran World Relief


36 posted on 03/13/2011 5:32:25 PM PDT by PastorJimCM (truth matters)
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To: Calliecat
my first thought was "insufficiently pigmented and Third world

You mean 'insufficiently pigmented and NOT third world' ? In Hollywood, helping light skinned first worlders ranks quite low on the compassion scale.

37 posted on 03/13/2011 5:39:43 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: Calliecat

no, that is what I thought also.


38 posted on 03/13/2011 5:54:45 PM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: PapaBear3625

Agree


39 posted on 03/13/2011 6:00:43 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: goodnesswins
SA.

Word.

40 posted on 03/13/2011 6:00:56 PM PDT by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (I'm not insane, my mother had me tested!)
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To: libh8er

Samaritan’s Purse - Franklin Graham’s organization


41 posted on 03/13/2011 6:02:11 PM PDT by crosshairs (Appeasement is surrender in slow motion.)
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To: fatnotlazy

The execs where my Mom worked went to help in the Buffalo Creek flood years ago in WV. They came back with the same story. Salvation Army was giving out free food. Red Cross was charging.
Also, years ago, I read a column where Ann Landers researched and came up with the Salvation Army as the best charity in terms of getting the most done with your donation.


42 posted on 03/13/2011 6:14:23 PM PDT by Jude in WV
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To: libh8er
In my opinion, the Salvation Army is probably the most reliable.

They already have Japanese staff in Japan; I visited their Jimbocho location when I contributed money to their recovery work for the World Trade Center attack.

43 posted on 03/13/2011 6:15:45 PM PDT by snowsislander
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To: libh8er

I’m accepting scotch donations!

Seriously? Salvation Army is probably the best but the Japan Red Cross has an excellent reputation for accountability and professionalism.

If you’re willing to go outside the box and put religious sensitivities to one side, Sokka Gakkai International will undoubtedly have major charity drives ongoing at all their overseas kaikan (community centers).

I don’t much care for them myself, but they have a very good reputation in Japan for public service and charitable works.


44 posted on 03/13/2011 6:22:35 PM PDT by Ronin ("Dismantle the TSA and send the screeners back to Wal-Mart.")
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To: ChocChipCookie

Ditto Samaritan’s Purse, always our charity of choice. And a little extra at times like this. Best there is out there.


45 posted on 03/13/2011 6:27:45 PM PDT by brytlea
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To: libh8er

I’ve given in the past to “Operation Blessing”, which is part of The 700 Club. I am sure Operation Blessing has people and resourses on the way to Japan.

Website for Operation Blessing International is:

http://community.ob.org/site/PageServer

I just looked at that webpage and the news crawl at the top of the page says they are helping in Japan.

I first gave to Operation Blessing after Katrina hit.

Then I noticed they have “Operation Smile” which helps children with cleft palates get the operations they need to lead a normal life. That has been the part of Operation Blessing I have supported the most.


46 posted on 03/13/2011 6:30:18 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (POTUS 45 Sarah Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: Jude in WV

I don’t know if it’s still available, but in Pennsylvania, the Attorney General had a section of his website where you could search charities and determine how reputable they are. He even had it broken down according to how much of every dollar you give goes to the actual cause. I think if it’s 80% or better, that is considered acceptable (95% and up I think would be even better), but you would be surprised how many charities apply as little as 10% to the cause and the rest goes for “overhead” — e.g., huge salaries for the directors. As I recall, the Red Cross did not come close to that 80% mark.

We also had problems with the United Way which is supposed to funnel donations to various causes. I used to work at firms which would conduct these drives for United Way and they were not pleased that I wouldn’t give. One of my employers actually put in money in my name just to be recognized as having 100% participation from all employees. I wouldn’t give to United Way if someone paid me. If I want to support a charity, I’ll give directly to it. I don’t need United Way to distribute my donations.


47 posted on 03/13/2011 6:30:57 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: MamaB

I agree. I always give through them because I know it goes where it is supposed to go. You can check it out here: https://www.baptistglobalresponse.com


48 posted on 03/13/2011 6:41:01 PM PDT by bamagirl1944 (That's short for Alabama, not Obama)
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To: libh8er

After the Haiti EQ in January my minister recommeded giving to Samaritans Purse which is run by Billy Graham’s son Franklin. Samaritans Purse and other organizations already had people on the ground in Haiti. I’ve heard that much of the Red Cross money donated for Haitian relief really hasn’t gotten there. Then when Sarah Palin went down to Haiti and got trashed by the leftist media I decided the best message to send was to send ** bucks to Samaritans Purse. I checked Samaritans Purse’s website this weekend and I did not see any updated pertaining to the Japan relief effort. This is going to be a difficult recovery. Its wise to ponder a strategy before deciding how we can have the best effect.


49 posted on 03/13/2011 6:45:32 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: libh8er
Not sure to what extent Doctors Without Borders will be involved where the earthquake in Japan is concerned ... but know for a fact that they give more bang for the buck than almost all other relief agencies. They do magnificent work.
50 posted on 03/13/2011 6:56:28 PM PDT by BluH2o
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