September 2nd, 2005

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OT: Charity ( there are lies and then there are damnable lies )

Hey it's off topic (sorta - given the number of now abandoned homes, businesses and lives), but needs to be said.

With all the scan artists and online phishers jumping in to steal well meaning folks contributions to help those in need along the Gulf Coast may I offer a few words of advice? Be careful who you give money to. Be wise in knowing how much of it is actually going to the needy versus paying the charity's bills and overhead.

If you are going to give online, check out http://www.charitynavigator.org/ before giving out your card number to anyplace.

My simple plan is to get off my lazy arse this weekend and donate money in person to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and my (SCA) kingdom's relief fund.
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