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Donations to Charity, Don't put all of your eggs in one basket
The Haitian earthquake of 2010 has touched so many people.
With reports reaching the public of survivors still being pulled alive from the rubble ten days later, there is obviously much to do. By this stage of a disaster, efforts would normally be concentrating on giving relief to the survivors. However, in Haiti search and rescue teams are still very necessary.
This means that any form of clear up, will take more time. If this results in people who have clung on to live for long, in the ruins of buildings, being rescued alive, then they should take as long as they feel necessary.
I have donated to the Haiti appeal and written a few articles on the web for the proceeds to be donated also. Believe it or not though this article is not about Haiti but a gentle reminder about other charities.
Firstly let me say that, Haiti needs every bit of help that you can offer.
Whether it is money, your services or goods please give as generously as you can. They will need help for many months or years to come and so the help needs to be ongoing.
However, when such a disaster strikes, it is all too easy to forget about other charities.
Animal charities are usually the first to be forgotten. When people are suffering, most people ignore animal suffering. Whether or not you think that this is right, it happens. Spare a thought for some animal welfare charities, which were already struggling to survive. My local RSPCA is hanging on by the skin of its teeth and still needs funds.
Children's charities, such as the NSPCC, national society for the prevention of cruelty to children, in the UK always need more money.
Local hospitals and care homes often can provide that little bit extra for patients and residents by way of the charitable donations which they receive.
The list is endless.
This Hub is brief because the message is simple.
Give, Give and Give.
You may say that, you are already poor or in dire financial straits, and it is not for me to disagree. Hubby and I often struggle to keep our heads above the financial water line. However, just consider a couple of things.
- By pass that night out at the restaurant and give the money saved to charity.
- Cut your cigarette consumption in half and do the same again. This one will benefit your health into the bargain.
- Walk to work for a week.
- Give the beauty saloon a miss for once.
- Cut out a few luxuries.
All of the above will give you plenty to donate to your favourite charity.
Yes we all need the odd treat but, when you consider the people of Haiti, right now, a night out at the cinema seems rather frivolous, doesn't it?
So, think about the ways that you can ensure you can afford to be charitable, and remember to share your generosity with as many charities as possible.