Best relief organizations?

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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.

The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Best relief organizations?

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

Close to 94% of donated money goes to the intended recipient.

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: Best relief organizations?

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

Medecins sans Frontieres also does great work.


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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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Re: Best relief organizations?

Postby appicchato » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:43 am

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