Monday, January 03, 2005
Greetings! There is much to catch up on here at B&B following that brief holiday respite (spent mostly chasing storms and a toddler up and down the state of California), but let's start with the important things first. With all the relief agencies proclaiming cash is king for assisting the tsunami survivors, I've been heartened to see several creative approaches to marshalling the much needed green:
- Amazon's 1-Click enabled Red Cross fund is at $13,152,436.36 and counting, with 162,773 donations to date. That's an average of roughly $80.00 a pop. Not bad, Amazon shoppers, keep it up.
- My law firm (Reed Smith) has announced internally it will be making a sizeable contribution to the relief efforts to begin with, and then on top of that matching additional funds contributed by members and employees of the firm. If you hear of similar activities in the legal field please let me know; everyone participating in such efforts deserves some definite link love.
- Anders Jacobsen has issued a challenge: For every blogger linking to his list of relief agencies, he'll donate $1.00 U.S. (max. $500) to the British Red Cross. Simple, powerful, right on Anders. The list follows. Give as much as you can, and keep those ingenious fundraising ideas coming.
International aid organizations:
UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)
United Nations' World Food Programme
Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors without Borders (donate!)
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
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