Are you giving to the Red Cross?

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  1. Ps104_33

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  2. donnA

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    No, giving through the SBC, 100% goes to disaster relief, $0. goes for adminstrative.
     
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    But who is the SBC handing the money over to?
     
  4. dianetavegia

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    The SBC has it's own Disaster / Relief Team. We assisted with the tsunami disaster by working alongside the Salvation Army feeding people.

    http://www.sbc.net/default.asp

    MORE HERE. CLICK TO VIEW

     
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    No one, they do the disater relief. The SBC is the 3rd largest disaster relief 'agency'(again hate to use a word like that for a church, but couldn't think of a better one) in the US after the Red Cross and Salvation Army. In La and Mis we are working in conjunction with the Salvation Army, which anyone wanting to do anything has to do, but we do our own work, with our own volunteers. We are putting together a group to go during fall break, if my doctor oks it I'll be one of them, I will work in a SBC food services area, fully funded by the SBC, none given to Red Cross or Salvation Army.
     
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    I do not give to the Red Cross, I give through the SBC.
     
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    Would prefer to give through an organization that would provide aid in the name of Christ. Salvation Army would be my first choice. I hope that's where my church will send the money we are collecting, as our association (CBAmerica) doesn't have relief workers here in the states.

    Interesting to note that on the Jerry Lewis telethon today, he is asking folks to support both his organization - MDA - and the Salvation Army for disaster relief. He says, "If you were going to send me $20, send me $10 and the Salvation Army $10." They are giving out the 800 number for SA. Not much mention on the program of the Red Cross.
     
  8. Gib

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    We generally give through the SBC and the samaritan's purse. We have about 60 refugees coming to our community.

    There is a vacant assisted living center that is being used for the next 6 months. They have a list of things they need donated. We are going to support this valuable ministry.
     
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    No. I give to Samaritan's Purse for this and all other type of charity giving I do. Our church is collecting money for the SBC and I will give to that.

    I don't trust the Red Cross.

    Martin.
     
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    I am thrilled for those who give through the SBC, but please don't assume that every Red Cross center is like the one in the story.

    I have been HIGHLY impressed with the Red Cross here, and they worked WITH the SBC and various churches.

    We got a call that we'd have 1,000 clients. Five hours later we had 20,000 meals, we had beds, cribs, basinetts, showers.. and those forms are for the benefit of the client. They ask the client ,"What do you consider the most important immediate needs," and then they assign someone to meet that need for the person.

    They stay with clients long past "the shelter" and help them get back into their own homes and back on their own feet with dignity.

    They look at the long term, not JUST the night of a crisis.

    Other parts of the form are simply to protect other victims. They are criminal background checks.
     
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    I would give to the Salvation Army being that it is an international charity and it is alot easier to give Australian dollars to their appeal here for the disaster in New Orleans rather than to try and send money orders overseas.

    If you were not aware, the Salvation Army is collecting money to help people in America from all over the globe and there is a campaign here in Australia right now. There has been some critiscm that people are slow to help because it is the worlds largest western nation that is in trouble, but I can assure you that Australia is doing all we can to help, it was announced on the radio this afternoon that a company here in Adelaide has just got the first shipment of hand held CB radios off for the relief effort and more are on the way as fast as they can put them together.
     
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    After the twin towers affair? They peobably have millions left over from it in swiss banks.
     
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    Don't trust the Red Cross ...
     
  15. Mike McK

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    After Sept 11, I will never give money to the Red Cross again.

    I'm giving to the SBC and to Samaritan's Purse.

    Samaritan's Purse was on scene before the Red Cross.

    Good to know I'm not alone in my support for the SBC.
     
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    I give blood to the Red Cross.

    I give money to SBC disaster relief.
     

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