Best relief organizations?

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Best relief organizations?

Post by 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?

Post by bodom » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:20 am

redcross for sure.

http://www.redcross.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Best relief organizations?

Post by tiltbillings » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:43 am

http://www.clintonfoundation.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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

Post by 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?

Post by Potato » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:05 am

Shelterbox does fine work as well.

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Re: Best relief organizations?

Post by appicchato » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:43 am

BuddhistGlobalRelief.com
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http://buddhistglobalrelief.org/main.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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