Post by schwartzie on Feb 13, 2023 13:58:28 GMT -5
It's now being predicted that 50,000 or more will be found to have been killed by the earthquake, and those who survived have lost everything. If you're able to donate even a few dollars - sacrifice the price of a Starbucks coffee or a fast food meal - it all adds up. I've done some research, and the following seem to be some of the best organization to help the survivors. Do not, do not, DO NOT donate to UNICEF (or any UN "charity") or the Red Cross!
Samaritan's Purse - They're establishing field hospitals and giving aid to the survivors. Although I don't agree with everything Franklin Graham says, this charity is well rated and does a lot of good.
Doctors Without Borders - Obviously, there's a great need for medical assistance. This charity is transparent in its finances, and although it's not a Christian organization, well...if you're severely wounded, your primary consideration is that your doctor is competent!
Save the Children - They're meeting immediate needs and providing life-saving assistance in Türkiye and Syria.
Convoy of Hope - They're distributing relief supplies including food, water, and other essentials to the survivors.
Unfortunately, times of crisis bring out the best as well as the worst in people. Unscrupulous scammers will pretend to be a charity, or solicit money they claim will be donated to those in need, but they keep it all for themselves. Don't respond to any phone solicitations; stick with legitimate, recognized charities - all of the above check out and the money will go where you want it to. The links will take you right to the donations page.
Once again - even if you can't afford to give even $5, prayer is FREE!
Last Edit: Feb 13, 2023 13:59:39 GMT -5 by schwartzie