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Old 12-30-04, 10:59 AM
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DVDTalkers: Donate to the tsunami relief effort

There's a thread in the reviewer forum about this and I wanted to repeat it here. If this already exists, forgive me. I couldn't find it and the tsunami thread is getting really long. If you donate something, post a reply here to keep the momentum. You don't have to say how much you gave, but you can if you want.

Here are a couple of good donation sites. Feel free to post more and I'll add them to the top post:

World Vision: http://www.worldvision.org/

UNICEF through PAYPAL!: http://donations.paypal.com/

International Rescue Committee: http://www.theirc.org/donate

Americares (100% of tsunami relief donations are going to their aid programs): https://www.americares.org/Donate/default.aspx

Red Cross (via Amazon): http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/ts/...058607-2727025

Doctors Without Borders has received such an outpouring of aid that they've asked people to cool it for now. They are still accepting donations, especially for their other great work around the world, but as for tsunami relief they are pretty much fully-funded. They are top-notch in terms of hands-on aid.
Doctors Without Borders: http://www.doctorswithoutborders-usa.org/donate/


ETA: I'd love to see this thread get REALLY long. This is a time (and time of year) to step up and help some people who are in for a very long period of intense misery any way you slice it.

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Old 12-30-04, 11:10 AM
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Donated to Red Cross via Amazon yesterday. Even if you can spare only the cost of one or two DVDs, say $25, it will all help.
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I donated yesterday to Red Cross as well.
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I donated yesterday through my sister. Her company was matching dollar-for-dollar.
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CNN has a long list of aid organizations that you can donate to here: http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapc...nami.aidsites/
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Donated today.
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It's not quick enough

Or enough


Thanks for the links
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I made a donation yesterday at the Amazon link. They need the money more than I do.
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My husband's work is a catholic organization and they've set up a cash donation collection so that's how we're doing our donations.
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Just donated through Amazon.
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donated through redcross's website yesterday
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A few companies are matching dollar for dollar.
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Originally Posted by Duran
I donated yesterday to Red Cross as well.
ditto
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If anybody would like their contributions to be matched dollar for dollar by my company, let me know. You'd have to write me a check and I'll write a coresponding check to the charity in my name (because my company won't match unless it's in the employees name).

I'm not sure how that would work for tax purposes, I assure you I won't use your donation as MY tax write off, and I damn well assure you I am not running a scheme to bilk people out of money. That would be one hella low thing for me to do.

Send me a message through the DVDTalk e-mail system, and we'll work something out.

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I gave through World Vision. Excellent organization.
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Originally Posted by ChiTownAbs, Inc
If anybody would like their contributions to be matched dollar for dollar by my company, let me know. You'd have to write me a check and I'll write a coresponding check to the charity in my name (because my company won't match unless it's in the employees name).

I'm not sure how that would work for tax purposes, I assure you I won't use your donation as MY tax write off, and I damn well assure you I am not running a scheme to bilk people out of money. That would be one hella low thing for me to do.

Send me a message through the DVDTalk e-mail system, and we'll work something out.

Mods, please feel free to delete this message if you don't think it's appropriate.
While a person wouldn't be able to take this as a tax writeoff, it's a good option for any that don't itemize.
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Gave $50 through Amazon today. Will give more in a few days if I can afford it.
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Donated yesterday through the Red Cross site. Select "International Response Fund" to target your money for the tsunami disaster.
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Originally Posted by ChiTownAbs, Inc
If anybody would like their contributions to be matched dollar for dollar by my company, let me know. You'd have to write me a check and I'll write a coresponding check to the charity in my name (because my company won't match unless it's in the employees name).

I'm not sure how that would work for tax purposes, I assure you I won't use your donation as MY tax write off, and I damn well assure you I am not running a scheme to bilk people out of money. That would be one hella low thing for me to do.

Send me a message through the DVDTalk e-mail system, and we'll work something out.

Mods, please feel free to delete this message if you don't think it's appropriate.
Yes. My name is Mr. ...Snrub, yes that'll do nicely, and I would like to say that my company will double match funds.

I know you too well, and I fear the beer/pizza pool may exceed all expectations.
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Just wanted to point out a couple of articles about the Red Cross and donations following the 9/11 attacks.

http://archives.cnn.com/2001/US/10/3...oss/index.html

http://archives.cnn.com/2001/US/11/0...ing/index.html

I know, the situation is much different (millions directly affected rather than tens of thousands), but still.

Edit: I'm not a believer in donating to a cause when countries are donating tens of millions, but if you want to then great, do it. I'm also not a fan of the Red Cross, which is why I pointed out the above two links. This is my last post in this thread.

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That's why I also provided the Doctors Without Borders link and encouraged people to post other links. I remember the brouhaha over the 9/11 RC stuff.

As for individuals donating money, if I could donate my services I would. Sending a few bucks is the only thing I can do.
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Alright, this really is my last post in this thread. From all I have seen, Doctors without Borders really is a top notch, hand-on organization, in no way did I intend for my last post to have anything derogatory against them.
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Originally Posted by Heat
Alright, this really is my last post in this thread. From all I have seen, Doctors without Borders really is a top notch, hand-on organization, in no way did I intend for my last post to have anything derogatory against them.
No problem. I'll add a thing to the first post recommending DWB.
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Originally Posted by Gil Jawetz
No problem. I'll add a thing to the first post recommending DWB.
And I just sent them $20.

Note on their donation website:
I would like for my one-time donation to be used for the emergency in South Asia, but I understand that once Doctors Without Borders has fully extended their emergency response in this region that my contribution will be used where the needs are greatest in Doctors Without Borders programs around the world.
That is honesty, which I appreciate, which is why I donated the money to them. I didn't earmark it for Asia - I trust them to do what is "right" with the money, if that makes sense.

(since I actually made a donation, I've broken my "no more posts" rule above)

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