How to turn your $100 of donation into $3500 worth of humanitarian aid!
In light of the horrendous disaster in Japan, I wanted to let you know of a great organization that my husband and I donate to for International tragedies and disasters.
Anyone looking for a great charity?
Here’s the top 3 reasons why you should consider AmeriCares and what I think makes them great:
1. An astounding 98% of their overall expenses go to support their programs. Only 2% is for adminstration and fundraising. –> Your donations are well spent where it belongs!
2. They are an international disaster relief non-profit organization that focuses on providing, first and foremost, the medical care after a disaster strikes.
3. For every $100 that you donate, AmeriCares is able to provide $3500 worth of humanitarian aid due to in-kind and matching donations from pharmaceutical and medical supplies companies.
So well before other worthy charities are on the ground with food and clothing, AmeriCares has already been there providing emergency medical aid. They work with many other local organizations to coordinate their efforts as well.
Interestingly, this great non-profit was founded in 1975 when a jet carrying Vietnamese orphans crashed and burned in the jungle. While many perished, there were still survivors but the Pentagon would not have been unable to reach them for another 10 days. Robert C. Macauley from Connecticut stepped in, chartered a plane, and rescued the young survivors who were safe in California after 48 hours. He and his wife mortgaged their homes to pay the bills, but this was how AmeriCares was “borne”.
I love a non-profit organization that can run lean and I know that my donation will go directly to help those in need, and not towards paying for a swanky dinner for Hollywood starlets. And I love that it gets our country’s name exposed positively to many during their times of crisis — it lets people know that Americans care through AmeriCares! The name is genius!
Please consider this worthy organization for your charitable donation and see your $100 turn into $3500 worth of medical and humanitarian aid!
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