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reply to post by FrankieNinja
Your post reeks of willful ignorance. This is NOT about dictating to anyone. This IS about choosing a charity that will make use funds in a way that will help and making informed decisions when donating to charities.
Seeing as how you must have completely skipped or ignored the OP or numerous posts explaining this, your post is of big tub of malarkey. AA has posted on their site numerous links to charity’s that will use donated moneys to actually help disaster victims and not use the tragedy to spread more propaganda.
Next to you flame you should try to make sure it is deserved or you will come off the way you just did as an person who doesn’t comprehend information that is right in front of them.
Six hundred nuns from twelve religious communities served as U.S. Army nurses during the Civil War. They served on the battlefield and gave their lives. A group of Sisters of Mercy traveling to St. Louis on a Union steamboat took fire from a Confederate gun battery and worked through it, tending the wounded. At Gettysburg one St. Joseph sister wiped the blood-covered face of a young soldier to discover that he was her 18 year-old brother.
The American Red Cross has teamed with partner organizations to specifically address the needs of children after disasters, whether those needs are for physical safety, specialized food and clothing, or attention to mental health and spiritual care.
Catholic Charities, a long-time partner of the Red Cross, is sorting and distributing clothing donations.
Although the atheist organization is quick to criticize Christian relief efforts with the new set of billboards, it fails to mention the tens of thousands of dollars the Vatican has donated to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, or the many Christian aid organizations who have dispatched teams of aid workers on the ground in the Philippines to provide immediate relief efforts, such as food and water, as well as prayer and spiritual support to victims. In many instances, Christian relief agencies have been among the fastest responders to disaster aid efforts.
Again, thanks so much to all the people and churches who sent and gave their help. Truly, our brethren in Leyte, Samar, Capiz, Ilo-ilo and Northern Cebu provinces need our help... and you just did help. but I would like to say, let's continue to help them as it would take them at least 6 months to rebuild their houses and their lives... One of our brethren said, "It will take us 7 years again to reap coconuts." What do they need right now which maybe when all of our help will be united?
1. Chainsaw - to help them rebuild their chapel building and the houses
2. School supplies - for the children as they are now to resume their classes
3. Bibles - coz the Bibles in the churches were all wet and broken
4. Solar flashlights or lamps - as they will have no electricity till 3 to 6 months 5. If we can give them anything for their livelihood as their source of income.
6. PRAYER - of course, let's continue to lift them up to the Lord and help them rise again!!
Informed decisions are always better.
reply to post by sad_eyed_lady
No I clearly posted they sent 150,000 in other relief other than what it cost for the 1,000 bibles and 12,000 rosaries. I have no idea what those two items cost them with shipping combined.
As I said I guess they should be thankful for whatever they get. I mean the church will be hurt from this as well considering the billions they are used to receiving. The Philippines will not be able to contribute like they had been because of this.
Both sides are experiencing a loss from this disaster just in different ways.
reply to post by AutumnWitch657
It's not either or, you can send food and bibles at the same time.
Why are people so negative to those helping victims of a natural disaster.
It's like a vegetarian whinging that peoples have sent meat.
WELL I DONT WANT IT SO WHY SHOULD ANYBODY ELSE!!!!