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  • White House announces recipients of Trump $1 million Hurricane Harvey relief donation

    09/06/2017 7:39:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 6, 2017 | Katherine Faulders and Adam Kelsey
    The White House announced the recipients of President Donald Trump's donation to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts Wednesday, after the president last week revealed his pledge to give $1 million in "personal money" to support those affected by the storm. The organizations, and the respective amounts each will receive, are: Reach out America – $100,000 Red Cross – $300,000 Salvation Army – $300,000 Samaritan’s Purse – $100,000 ASPCA – $25,000 Catholic Charities – $25,000 Direct Relief – $25,000 Habitat for Humanity – $25,000 Houston Humane Society – $25,000 Operation Blessing – $25,000 Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies – $25,000 Team Rubicon –...
  • Money pledged for Hurricane Harvey Relief (Vanity)

    09/04/2017 7:17:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    As of Sep. 02, 2017: Money pledged for Hurricane Harvey Relief 1) President Trump = $1,000,000 2) Obamas = $0 3) Clintons = $0 Instead, Hillary is charging people for her book tour. (What a joke! Anyone who pays deserves to lose their money. Chumps!)
  • What is the Best Charity for Hurricane Harvey?

    09/04/2017 7:33:52 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 58 replies
    Sep 4, 2017 | self
    I am trying this again, phase 2. Governor Abbot said to give to a specific Texas charity, what are the overhead rates. Funny how with a quick search I could not find that website, but I have confidence Freepers will provide. I want the most bang for my buck. So far Samaritans Purse seems to be leading.
  • Trump to donate $1 million of his own money to help with Harvey relief

    08/31/2017 3:34:46 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 87 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Sarah Westweed
    President Trump plans to donate $1 million of his personal fortune to help victims of Hurricane Harvey White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders said Thursday.
  • Trump Gives $1 Million, Still Can’t Win

    08/31/2017 3:50:02 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 31,2017 | John Hinderaker
    Today the White House announced that President and Mrs. Trump are donating $1 million to Harvey relief. But there is no satisfying the White House press corps. The Associated Press can’t report on the president’s contribution without taking a dig at him: The White House says President Donald Trump is pledging $1 million in personal funds to Harvey storm relief efforts. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement at a briefing Thursday. And she says he’s calling on reporters to help decide which specific organization he will give to. So far, so good. But now the AP...
  • Some “Charitable Humans” Aren’t Very Giving Toward “Red State” Texas

    08/29/2017 7:37:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | 08/29/2017 | Daisy Luther
    The social media manager of Charitable Humans didn’t sound particularly giving in a series of despicable tweets directed toward Texas yesterday.This isn’t the only nasty-spirited tweet by the organization, which describes itself as a “progressive tax-exempt nonprofit organization seeking new and innovative approaches to address issues in our world and advance humanitarian causes.” Someone grabbed a screenshot of the other shocking tweets, too.Psst: I’d just like to point out to the misguided tweeter that Hillary Clinton actually carried the election in Houston with 707,914 votes to Trump’s 545,955 votes. (source)sourceWhile I completely support the right of any person not to...
  • Who should we donate in support of Harvey?

    08/29/2017 6:57:58 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 115 replies
    Vanity | August 29, 2017 | Self
    OK Freepers, what is the best charity to give to support Harvey? The Red Cross? I have been hearing them panned since Vietnam. What about the Salvation Army? Hey, the Clinton Foundation did great work in Haiti, just ask Hillary. What are your suggestions?
  • (Flashback) Trump Donates An 18-Wheeler Worth Of Supplies For Louisiana Flood Victims

    08/25/2017 2:38:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 8/19/16
    Trump Donates An 18-Wheeler Worth Of Supplies For Louisiana Flood Victims
  • The 12th Annual Policemen's Ball - Saturday, January 6, 2018 [Charity Stays at Mar-A-Lago!]

    08/23/2017 9:56:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    (PALM BEACH, FL--) The 12th Annual Policemen's Ball will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at The Mar-A-Lago Club. James and Gaye Engel will serve as chairman and chairwoman and will begin with poolside cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and raise money for the Palm Beach Police Department. John and Monika Preston will serve as honorary chairman and chairwoman for the night. After poolside cocktails, the festivities begin with The Palm Beach Pipe & Drums, a presentation of the colors by the Palm Beach Police Honor Guard, the presentation of this year's Palm Tree Award Recipient, as the Officer of...
  • Charities Pull Fundraisers for Trump's Mar-A-Lago

    08/18/2017 5:00:53 PM PDT · by madison10 · 127 replies
    NPR ^ | 8/18/2017 | Greg Allen
    On Friday, three well-known charities — the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Susan G. Komen — announced they are canceling plans for fundraising events at President Trump's Palm Beach country club, Mar-a-Lago.
  • Salvation Army, Red Cross, Susan G. Komen abandon Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

    08/18/2017 1:22:49 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 94 replies
    Washington compost ^ | 8/18/17 | drew harwell
    The Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Susan G. Komen on Friday joined a growing exodus of organizations canceling plans to hold fundraising events at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, deepening the financial impact to President Trump’s private business amid furor over his comments on Charlottesville. The major exits now mean eight of the club’s biggest event customers have abandoned it this week, likely costing the Trump business hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue or more.
  • Khadr tied to al-Qaeda as far back as 1988

    02/01/2003 4:50:44 AM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 2,646+ views
    National Post ^ | Februari 01 2003 | Stewart Bell
    Canada bankrolled man's aid agency during that time U.S. authorities have tied a Canadian aid worker to the al-Qaeda terrorist network as far back as 1988, almost a decade before the Canadian government cut off funding to his Ottawa-based Muslim charity. Evidence unsealed by a U.S. judge in Chicago shows Ahmed Said Khadr had dealings with senior al-Qaeda leaders while being financed by the Canadian International Development Agency. Although CIDA stopped giving aid money to Mr. Khadr in 1997 after he was arrested for allegedly bombing an embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, the documents allege he was working with al-Qaeda long...
  • Companies need to step in to help feed families hurt by budget cuts

    06/30/2017 11:55:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 30, 2017 | Kevin Johnson, Jilly Stephens and Diana Aviv
    The United States is a nation built on the values of equal opportunity, hard work and self-determination. It prides itself on the belief that in this land of opportunity any woman, man and child should be able to reach their full potential. The challenge is to create the environment in which people can thrive. That includes a strong social compact in which government, business and the social (non-profit) sector invest in the well-being of individuals and families and ensure pathways to opportunity and success. At the most basic level that begins with ensuring access to life's basic needs, including quality,...
  • Waco ambulance crew stops to mow lawn for woman, 98

    06/30/2017 3:35:53 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 30 JUNE 2017 | KWTX
    WACO, Texas (KWTX) An East Texas Medical Center ambulance crew stopped to help Wednesday after spotting a 98-year-old woman mowing her lawn in the June heat. One ETMC paramedic and two EMTs were between calls Wednesday when they spotted Margaret Durham in the 3600 block of Windsor Avenue. She appeared to be overheated, an ETMC spokesman said, so the ambulance turned around and headed back to the house, and the crew finished the mowing job. "She's elderly and looked exhausted," said paramedic Kent Haney. "She was on a dangerous slope of the yard, possibly could fall and lose control of...
  • Social Security Is Not A Benefit. It Is A Right That One Has Paid For!

    06/30/2017 9:36:27 AM PDT · by davikkm · 106 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Senator Alan Simpson (R-Wyoming) needs to get his facts straight about social security. You pay 6.5% as an employee, Your employer pays 6.5%. You pay 1.5% to Medicare, Total 14.5%. If you are self-employed you must pay the 14.5% yourself. How could he say, because senior citizens expect their social security and medicare benefits when they retire, they are greedy? “Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming, Co-Chair of Obama’s deficit commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared “Social Security” to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats.”
  • Why Cash Remains Sacred in American Churches

    06/23/2017 1:06:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | June 23, 2017 | James Hudnut-Beumler
    On Tuesday, June 27, it will be 50 years since the first automated cash dispenser – which came to be known as an automated teller machine (ATM) – was inaugurated in London. Just thinking about it brings a smile to my face. I belong to the generation who stood 45 minutes to an hour to deposit or cash checks in the pre-ATM era. I remember getting yelled at for taking my bicycle through the drive-up line at the National Bank of Detroit to avoid the much longer line inside. It did not take me very long to become an early...
  • Trump debuts on Washington social scene at theater gala

    06/04/2017 8:01:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | June 4, 2017 | Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made his debut on Washington's social circuit on Sunday by headlining an annual fundraiser for Ford's Theater, scene of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Trump, accompanied by his wife, first lady Melania Trump, said he was glad to help continue "this long tradition of preserving one of America's most important theaters and honoring one of its greatest presidents and recognizing some of its most accomplished citizens." Trump said Ford's Theater contributes to the "vibrant culture of our nation's capital" and does "tremendous work" educating Americans about "a leader who preserved our nation in its single greatest...
  • Trump's proposed budget would cut $2.2 billion from global health spending

    05/25/2017 1:38:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    National Public Radio's Goats and Soda ^ | May 25, 2017 | Nurith Aizenman
    U.S. aid for international family planning would be eliminated. Programs to combat HIV/AIDS in the world's poorest countries would be slashed by 17 percent. Efforts to fight malaria would be chopped by 11 percent. Those are just some of the cuts to global health spending called for by President Trump in the proposed budget he unveiled this week. On one level the reductions did not come as a surprise. Trump had already made clear in his "skinny budget" proposal, released in March, that he wanted to lower spending on foreign assistance by more than a third. Yet advocates for global...
  • Jimmy Kimmel’s Moving Story Shows Why Private Charity Trumps Government

    05/05/2017 12:23:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 4, 2017 | Beverly Hallberg
    In his emotional monologue a few nights ago, Jimmy Kimmel told us a heartbreaking story with a happy ending.His newborn son, Billy, was diagnosed with a heart disease and underwent immediate surgery—which thankfully was successful.Millions have since watched and sympathized with the comedian and his family—crying when he cried, rejoicing when he rejoiced.No one ever wants that diagnosis to be their story. It’s scary, especially when you consider that a solution comes in the form of open heart surgery on the tiniest of chest cavities.Kimmel was right to praise the doctors and nurses at Cedars Sinai Hospital and the Children’s...
  • Chelsea Clinton receives award for volunteering with her family's foundation after insisting ...

    04/26/2017 7:16:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | April 26, 2017 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    Complete Headline: Chelsea Clinton receives award for volunteering with her family's foundation after insisting she's not running for public office The former First Daughter was presented with the City Harvest Award for Commitment on Tuesday night at a gala for the hunger-fighting organization Despite making several public appearances in recent months, Clinton has previously shut down rumors that she would be running for public office She said 'no child should go hungry' as she spoke at the New York event Tuesday's event was also attended by Chrissy Teigen, and Martha Stewart Chelsea Clinton urged the importance of fighting hunger as...