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Let's all donate something to Philippines typhoon relief

Post by ryanx » November 11th, 2013, 11:24 pm

This is the hour of their need. Be generous.

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Post by tre » November 12th, 2013, 12:28 am

I was just thinking about this. However, any aid that our government gives the Philippines will not go to the people...at all. The Philippine government is horribly corrupt and politicians steal the financial aid that is given. I just read that they are relocating people into Manila. This may sound great, but I think it's going to have consequences in the future. There is nothing for them there so they will have to do whatever they have to in order to survive.

So what are some LEGIT organizations that will give 100% of profits to aid the people who are struggling right now in the Philippines? I would love to do my part to help, but I need to trust the organization that is supposed to hand over the aid to the actual people that need it.

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Post by ryanx » November 12th, 2013, 12:57 am

That is quite a defeatist attitude. I used to think along those lines...but there are many international organizations that do help, even if you consider the corruption, waste, mismanagement etc. This is a catastrophe so if even 10 dollars of a 30 dollars donation contributed to help some poor child it is still worth it.


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/n ... ief-effort

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RyanX important post

Post by innovatorsclub » November 12th, 2013, 1:06 am

Ryan X very good post and idea.. You single handedly brought some value back to this message board. So much immature trash talking has taken place in other threads over the last 48 hours on this board while innocent people are suffering. Unbelievable..I truly hope their goverment along with others governments help. Individuals also need to realize how fortunate they are and often times selfish/materialistic and give as well.

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Post by tre » November 12th, 2013, 1:20 am

ryanx wrote:That is quite a defeatist attitude. I used to think along those lines...but there are many international organizations that do help, even if you consider the corruption, waste, mismanagement etc. This is a catastrophe so if even 10 dollars of a 30 dollars donation contributed to help some poor child it is still worth it.


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/n ... ief-effort

Not a defeatist attitude, I'm asking for a legit organization so that I can donate. I absolutely know how corrupt the government is, that they don't care about people at all and that I don't trust them at all....that is only common sense. If no one knows of an organization that will provide the majority of what I donate to the people, then I'll just do some more searching on my own. Thanks

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Post by HouseMD » November 12th, 2013, 1:42 am

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.c ... oF40LYo4uo

He's a list of decent charities that are working in the area.

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Post by zboy1 » November 12th, 2013, 2:25 am

Already donated some money to the Red Cross. I donated money for Katrina, the Japanese and the Asian Tsunami in the past. ...

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Post by ***JP*** » November 12th, 2013, 10:50 am

Viber opened up the lines of communications to let people in the Philippines connect to the outside world by giving them free calls. If any of you have a girlfriend living in the Philippines and has a smartphone let them know. Here's the report on that story. Viber is also working on letting non-Viber users outside of the Philippines call local residents who use Viber.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/11/viber- ... n-victims/
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Post by Winston » November 12th, 2013, 1:56 pm

How do you donate? Can you do it by PayPal? Which charity organizations can you trust? Does the Red Cross have any history of corruption? We would certainly hate giving money to corrupt government officials.
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Post by Winston » November 12th, 2013, 5:38 pm

When you go to the PayPal home page, it asks you to make a donation to the typhoon victims. It takes you to this page:

https://www.paypal-donations.com/pp-cha ... jsp?cid=28

You can donate there. PayPal is even offering to waive fees on donations so that all of the money donated will go to the typhoon victims.

But again, how do you know it won't fall into the pockets of corrupt government officials? What controls are in place to prevent that?
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