Cafe Chat Discussion

  • david
    david
    Posted on:
    21st Mar 2011 08:26pm

    Last Post 18th Jul 2012
    Replies     11

    Japan tsnuami and earth quake.

    after this terrible act of god in japan.and all the charitable organization which i think would be in the dozens,who can you really trust with the donation.their have been many scams trying to bleed the public and some of the more notable orgs have ceo's earning overs 100,000 p/a.and some have been known to misuse money.
    which one do i donate too?

  • stretch
    stretch
    Posted on:
    25th Mar 2011 12:43pm

    stretch says: lets ask the army to send a peace force out with a few of the heavy vehicles and save the money till we know our home countries are safe from destruction of the angry winds no god involved just humans interfeaing with the society of the agriculture
    refere to long term impact studies completed aproxametely 6 years ago

  • david
    david
    Posted on:
    25th Mar 2011 01:04pm

    david says: excellent idea stretch,the public in general does not realise what the services do in times of crisis,which is an excellent job within all communities and overseas,fires,earth quakes etc.i saw a news item yesterday,some organisation has already mis-appropriated some funs donated,a couple of hundred thousand.

  • passum
    passum
    Posted on:
    25th Mar 2011 04:40pm

    david says: excellent idea stretch,the public in general does not realise what the services do in times of crisis,which is an excellent job within all communities and overseas,fires,earth quakes etc.i saw a...

    passum says: be very interested to know who did the mis-appropration
    big money is police looking at it makes it bad for furure fundraising does,nt it.


  • david
    david
    Posted on:
    25th Mar 2011 09:49pm

    passum says: be very interested to know who did the mis-appropration
    big money is police looking at it makes it bad for furure fundraising does,nt it.

    david says: wish i could remember

  • passum
    passum
    Posted on:
    25th Mar 2011 04:40pm

    david says: excellent idea stretch,the public in general does not realise what the services do in times of crisis,which is an excellent job within all communities and overseas,fires,earth quakes etc.i saw a...

    passum says: be very interested to know who did the mis-appropration
    big money is police looking at it makes it bad for furure fundraising does,nt it.


  • passum
    passum
    Posted on:
    25th Mar 2011 04:40pm

    david says: excellent idea stretch,the public in general does not realise what the services do in times of crisis,which is an excellent job within all communities and overseas,fires,earth quakes etc.i saw a...

    passum says: be very interested to know who did the mis-appropration
    big money is police looking at it makes it bad for furure fundraising does,nt it.


  • lukey71
    lukey71
    Posted on:
    21st Jan 2012 04:19pm

    lukey71 says: I usually check out organizations before giving money, to ensure the money is going where it should. Although I usually prefer charities involving animals, and the parts of our communities and world that can do nothing about their circumstances. I'm not a big believer in charity. I've work in it in South America, and seen how it is often used as a source of cheap/free labor by these organizations, depriving locals of work and therefore money. But I still like Oxfam, Fred Hollows, Amnesty, Greenpeace, Sea Shepard

  • david
    david
    Posted on:
    21st Jan 2012 07:36pm

    lukey71 says: I usually check out organizations before giving money, to ensure the money is going where it should. Although I usually prefer charities involving animals, and the parts of our communities and...

    david says: most of these orgs are above board,but we do have to be cautious.i still think the ceos get to much,including the ones you have mentioned.with the japan tsnuami and the recent earth quakes in new-zealand,i did and would gladly do again to help these countries/i tend to agree with you on giving to animal foundations.

  • Marjanneke
    Marjanneke
    Posted on:
    20th Feb 2012 09:59pm

    Marjanneke says: Having lived in Christchurch, New Zealand until just a couple of months ago, I was on the receiving end of donations made by people all over the world to the Red Cross, after the devastating earthquakes in September 2010, February 2011 and June 2012, while the aftershocks are still ongoing, even today, almost 18 months after the initial quake. So far there have been more than 10,000 (that's right, ten THOUSAND) aftershocks. The Red Cross must certainly be one of the most trusted organisations in the world, and they do absolutely wonderful work. Although the earthquakes in Christchurch are no longer world news, the work of the Red Cross is still ongoing, to assist the thousands of people who still don't know the fate of their munted homes, and as a result are totally in limbo. They cannot repair or rebuild their house until the land on which it sits. has been assessed, so insurance companies won't pay out, they can't sell, and of course the mortgage still goes on. For months school kids had to share premises with other schools, mostly on the other side of town, adding sometimes quite considerable cost to transport, etc. And every time things seem to be able to be resolved, there is another quake to bugger it all up again. The Red Cross has been involved with assistance, not only financial, but also with councelling, moral support, and help with transport right throughout. They ferried people, especially he elderly, to and fro supermarkets (around 6 major supermarkets were totally destroyed, all in the Eastern suburbs) and to medical facilities, etc., etc., etc.. This would not have been possible without the financial support of all those wonderful people worldwide, who made donations to this incredible organisation.

  • Marjanneke
    Marjanneke
    Posted on:
    20th Feb 2012 10:02pm

    Marjanneke says: Having lived in Christchurch, New Zealand until just a couple of months ago, I was on the receiving end of donations made by people all over the world to the Red Cross, after the devastating earthquakes in September 2010, February 2011 and June 2012, while the aftershocks are still ongoing, even today, almost 18 months after the initial quake. So far there have been more than 10,000 (that's right, ten THOUSAND) aftershocks. The Red Cross must certainly be one of the most trusted organisations in the world, and they do absolutely wonderful work. Although the earthquakes in Christchurch are no longer world news, the work of the Red Cross is still ongoing, to assist the thousands of people who still don't know the fate of their munted homes, and as a result are totally in limbo. They cannot repair or rebuild their house until the land on which it sits. has been assessed, so insurance companies won't pay out, they can't sell, and of course the mortgage still goes on. For months school kids had to share premises with other schools, mostly on the other side of town, adding sometimes quite considerable cost to transport, etc. And every time things seem to be able to be resolved, there is another quake to bugger it all up again. The Red Cross has been involved with assistance, not only financial, but also with councelling, moral support, and help with transport right throughout. They ferried people, especially he elderly, to and fro supermarkets (around 6 major supermarkets were totally destroyed, all in the Eastern suburbs) and to medical facilities, etc., etc., etc.. This would not have been possible without the financial support of all those wonderful people worldwide, who made donations to this incredible organisation.

  • amar93
    amar93
    Posted on:
    18th Jul 2012 09:17pm

    amar93 says: if you really want to help i suggest you go over there personally and give the money to your intended target

  • Page 1 of 1
Create a new topic to discuss