Friday, January 15, 2010

Before You Give to Relief Efforts in Haiti . . .

No, this isn't a "beware of scammers" warning - although those warnings are warranted.

Before you contribute to relief efforts in Haiti, do some research. If you work for a large company, check to see if they have any type of charitable contribution matching program. The company I work for is matching donations made to the Red Cross up to $250,000. That doubles my donation and makes me feel a little bit better about my contribution!

1 comment:

Susanna Originals said...

Good advice, Christie!
Another thing to remember is that, as horrifying a tragedy as it is, when something like this happens, food banks suffer a huge shortage because everyone's money is being diverted to the disaster. Don't forget the people who are living in terrible conditions at home.