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Do You Donate to Relief Efforts?

Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake on Tuesday, and officials are still picking up the pieces and assessing the damage. Governments and aid agencies from around the world are rushing to help the country and its people, but help isn’t limited to organizations — tons of individuals are also doing their part by making contributions to the Red Cross, UNICEF, and other agencies.

It’s easier than ever to donate to these types of agencies — both the State Department and rapper/activist Wyclef are accepting donations via text message, with the contribution added to your cell phone bill — but is it something you make a habit of?

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sarasonne sarasonne 7 years
I donate my time and stuff i don't use (Goodwill, women's shelters, etc). I'm a little cautious of donating money to charities because I hear sometimes about how they aren't always that reputable as far as how much of my cash goes to actually helping those in need.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
One of my coworkers was in Haiti on a mission trip when the earthquake struck, so we are all getting money together to give to the Red Cross as a lab group. I also plan on donating to my church's relief fund.
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 7 years
Of course! And not only to disaster relief efforts. My company has a charitable giving program I signed up for, so that automatic deductions are made from my paycheck every week to help those in need in the US and around the world. Whatever I can do to help.
Deidre Deidre 7 years
Absolutely. Great and reputable organizations like the Red Cross ensure that money goes to a direct plan to aid people in need. A few bucks from me can help people get clean water, medical supplies, etc. And if it's a tax deduction for me, it's simply a win win.
usigebeatha usigebeatha 7 years
I just gave $$$ to Wyclef's organization (
stephley stephley 7 years
If they have the money or time, why wouldn't a person help?
bellaressa bellaressa 7 years
Yes I do, I donate my time, money and anything I can contribute that will make a difference.
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