Skip to comments.OUR RE$PONSE IS 'INCREDIBLE' (Tsunami)
Posted on 12/30/2004 4:25:17 PM PST by 4.1O dana super trac pak
Contributions are pouring into the American charities involved in the massive relief effort in South Asia at an "incredible" pace.
Americans are using the Internet, the mail and the phone and dropping by local relief agency offices to donate - to help the survivors of the killer tsunamis get back on their feet and rebuild their lives, their homes and communities.
"The response has just been incredible," noted American Red Cross spokeswoman Jackie Flowers, who reported that $18 million in contibutions had been received since Sunday.
At CARE USA's office in Atlanta, "a stranger just walked into the office with a check for $10,000. And our offices around the country are reporting similiar experiences," said Ahuma Adodoadji, director for emergency humanitarian assistance.
He said the agency has received about $3.5 million in donations so far.
Others benefitting from America's big heart and open pocketbooks include Doctors Without Borders, which received $4 million in donations through its Web site alone.
Save the Children USA reported $3 million in donations to date; Americares, $2 million; Oxfam America, $1.6 million; and Catholic Charities, $1.13 million.
" That fine gentleman from the United Nations was miguided and ill-informed," said Dean Owen of World Vision....
Americans have been incredibly generous," said Owen, whose agency has recieved more than $1 million for its South Asian disaster relief - without advertising.
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damn those stingy Americans. I guess they really should raise our taxes so the government can give more away.
Americans... the heart of a Champion.
I hate the UN.
I gave. I wish I could give to a charity and know that the money would be put to good use though. Since 9/11, I just don't trust them, but those people affected by the tsunami NEED help, so...
Don't give to RED CROSS. 80% of the money goes to administration. Less than 20% goes to relief. Give to Salvation Army or World Vision.
The Salvation Army can honestly be trusted.
That settles it. We suck and it's all Bush's fault.
Btw, great story ;-)
Contrary to the opinions and demands from the leftist MSM and the U.N. ..... DO NOT SEND CASH!
Ooops - left out a couple of words ...
Contrary to the opinions and demands from the leftist MSM and the U.N. ..... DO NOT SEND CASH - directly to the affected governments.
The United States of America has nothing to be defensive about. Not one thing.
George Bush is the honorary chairman of the American Red Cross.
He has been behind Red Cross initiatives to have each child give a dollar for the children in Afghanistan.
If it's good enough for George Bush, it's good enough for me. They really need the Red Cross there because of the need for blood. In America, the Red Cross meets half our need for blood.
I have heard good things about Franklin Graham's Samaritans Purse:http://www.samaritanspurse.org
The greatest country, ever.
These contributions only known about by readers, viewers and listeners of the NY Post, Fox News, talk radio and Free Republic.
When you make a serious accusation like that, be prepared to substantiate it.
What's yout source? Provide a link please.
I feel mean and vengeful...cause I'm honestly hoping the nasty smug Norwegian who called us STINGY is really suffering from guilt...
MY RE$PONSE IS 'OUTCREDIBLE'
Yep, I checked...nothing on this story by the AP.
You assuming is not a good thing. You should really do some research regarding what you believe in. If you really want your money to go somewhere, give to World Vision or Salvation Army. If you give to Red Cross, you are really paying for the salary of some corporate guy in a plush office.
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