Best relief organizations?

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Tex
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Best relief organizations?

Postby Tex » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:51 pm

When a disaster occurs, such as the earthquake in Haiti last night, which organizations are the fastest in responding, or the most effective, or use the highest percentage of our donations toward the relief effort (i.e. use the least on their own operational expenses, etc)?
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Re: Best relief organizations?

Postby bodom » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:20 am

redcross for sure.

http://www.redcross.org/

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Re: Best relief organizations?

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:43 am

http://www.clintonfoundation.org/

Close to 94% of donated money goes to the intended recipient.
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Kim OHara
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Re: Best relief organizations?

Postby Kim OHara » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:48 am

Medecins sans Frontieres http://www.msf.org/ also does great work.

Kim

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Re: Best relief organizations?

Postby Potato » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:05 am

Shelterbox does fine work as well.

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