This blog is about the best parts. Natural disasters like the one happening in Haiti belong in some other blog, about the worst parts. The “best” lies in how we respond as human beings. Nations are mobilizing to help the survivors. Without immediate aid, the survivors will fall to dehydration, malnutrition, typhoid, wound infections, etc that are the real killers in these disasters, and many of these deaths can be prevented. I bow to the heroic men and women who drop everything and go to these areas to provide hands on help. I’m not one of those. But if I can’t or won’t give of my time and talent, and can at least share of my treasure.
The two links that follow are organizations that rate the integrity and effectiveness of charities. I am much more comfortable in giving if I know the money is going to the right places. Maybe this will encourage you, too.