In terms of giving to charities....I’ve given liberally to the Salvation Army for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that the overwhelming majority of what you give actually goes to those you intend to help. Their overhead is ridiculously low; great organization.
Ditto...we usually give through the Salvation Army. The heads of the organization aren’t the ones raking in the dough, like in many charities.
Plus my great grandparents and grandparents were full time Salvation Army officers, and I know they gave of themselves sacrificially, as I assume many of those in the “Army” do today.
Samaritan’s Purse also seems to be a worthy charity. Our church sends crews out to help after a natural disaster, and it is organized and coordinated through Samaritan’s Purse.