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Jakuden
08-29-2017, 02:05 AM
Saw this NYT article recommending the best ways to donate to the relief effort. You can go to charitynavigator.com also for a list of reliable organizations. I'll bet the local SPCA's can use some major help right now too [emoji853] Some LAH going to be needed right here for quite awhile I'm afraid.
Gassho
Jakuden
SatToday/LAH

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/us/donate-harvey-charities-scams.html?referer=https://t.co/s3tDQLwKAn?amp=1


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Meishin
08-29-2017, 02:44 AM
Thank you, Jakuden. The problems in Texas are acute in Houston, but much of the southern part of the state is suffering. Evacuees are seeking shelter in central and north Texas. Money is much appreciated; residents are devastated.

Gassho
Meishin
sat today lah

Byokan
08-29-2017, 07:19 AM
Thanks, Jakuden, for a good and trustworthy resource.

We all have something to offer. Maybe it's money, time, or resources, or maybe it's simply a moment of heartfelt gratitude for being safe and warm and dry, and sincere metta for those who are suffering tonight.

Gassho
Byōkan
sat + lah

Eishuu
08-29-2017, 07:26 AM
Thanks, Jakuden. I read that this kind of flooding only happens once in 500 years. Much metta to all those suffering because of the storm.

Gassho
Lucy
ST/LAH

Kokuu
08-29-2017, 10:21 AM
Thank you, Jakuden. Houston looks in a bad way right now. As well as humans, I have heard that dogs are being picked up by animal rescue shelters at an alarming rate also.

Gassho
Kokuu
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Shingen
08-29-2017, 01:44 PM
Thank you for this Jakuden ... I too feel it is important to help where we can, much suffering happening there.

Gassho
Shingen

SatToday/LAH

Seishin
08-29-2017, 01:58 PM
Saw this NYT article recommending the best ways to donate to the relief effort. You can go to charitynavigator.com also for a list of reliable organizations. I'll bet the local SPCA's can use some major help right now too [emoji853] Some LAH going to be needed right here for quite awhile I'm afraid.
Gassho
Jakuden
SatToday/LAH

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/us/donate-harvey-charities-scams.html?referer=https://t.co/s3tDQLwKAn?amp=1


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Jakuden

Many thanks for posting this - so difficult to offer help when so far away. I used the charirynavigator link to track down Houston SPCA and made a donation. I hope this small contribution makes some difference. News and media will be focusing on the humanitarian suffering and millions will be donated or funded and rightly so but we should also be thinking of the wider picture and I'm sure many pets and livestock have/will be abandoned in the pursuit of self preservation.

Just a little lah

STMIZ

Jundo
08-29-2017, 02:14 PM
gassho1

Perhaps if possible, I would suggest donations to organizations which help those suffering from natural disasters worldwide. Let us not forget that the people of Texas, although facing grave hardship, reside in one of the richest countries of the world, while countless people around the world facing monsoon, crop failures, drought and other natural disasters (plus war and other human disasters) with far less resources and news attention. Please donate, and offer Metta, to all.

I will not recommend any particular charity, but I will suggest the names of organizations such as Doctors without Borders and International Rescue Committee for their work worldwide.

https://www.rescue.org/

http://www.msf.org/

I also second the suggestion to make sure that the Charity to which you donate is reputable and highly rated on www.charitywatch.org and www.charitynavigator.org or the like watchdog.

Thank you all, for your good hearts and concern.

Gassho, J

SatTodayLAH

PS - I am going to take the liberty of changing the title of this thread to "Harvey (and worldwide) Aid"

KellyRok
08-29-2017, 04:12 PM
Thank you Jakuden and others for this thread. I've been looking for places to donate for Harvey relief.

Gassho,
Kelly/Jinmei
sattoday

aprapti
08-29-2017, 05:26 PM
gassho1

Perhaps if possible, I would suggest donations to organizations which help those suffering from natural disasters worldwide. Let us not forget that the people of Texas, although facing grave hardship, reside in one of the richest countries of the world, while countless people around the world facing monsoon, crop failures, drought and other natural disasters (plus war and other human disasters) with far less resources and news attention. Please donate, and offer Metta, to all.

I will not recommend any particular charity, but I will suggest the names of organizations such as Doctors without Borders and International Rescue Committee for their work worldwide.

https://www.rescue.org/

http://www.msf.org/

I also second the suggestion to make sure that the Charity to which you donate is reputable and highly rated on www.charitywatch.org and www.charitynavigator.org or the like watchdog.

Thank you all, for your good hearts and concern.

Gassho, J

SatTodayLAH

PS - I am going to take the liberty of changing the title of this thread to "Harvey (and worldwide) Aid"

i can understand what you say here Jundo. And of course you are right. There are lots of very rich people in Texas and they should give a lot of money here.
But when i was 4 years old a big disaster happened in the Netherlands and some of our dykes broke and many many people drowned. And our people received support from all over the world. So when something like this happens, i always give some money as a sign of gratitude for the support the Dutch people received at that time.

gassho2

Coos
std/lah

aprapti
08-29-2017, 05:55 PM
to underline the words of Jundo:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/anupkaphle/south-asia-is-also-experiencing-the-worst-flooding-in?utm_term=.nsNX6lGKX#.oqL3NJpg3

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Coos

std

Seishin
08-29-2017, 05:59 PM
Jundo

I'd just like to add that I'm a monthly donor to MSF, especially as my daughter is an ex senior trauma nurse [UK A&E] (just a few years from the frontline and now Snr Crisis/Incident Mgr for a UK NHS Trust), who has given her time gratis in the past. Despite the obvious US wealth - and without getting political, yeah what a wonderful welfare system you have - I make this donation today in good faith, to support those who will be over looked in such circumstances. Where would Yukio be without your charity ? Just a thought.

Nerve touched and now released and as always my utmost respect Roshi.

SIZ and LAH

Jakuden
08-29-2017, 06:20 PM
Thank you Jundo and everyone. A good reminder that help is needed even when it isn't in our faces on the news all day!
Gassho
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Kyonin
08-29-2017, 06:25 PM
Perhaps if possible, I would suggest donations to organizations which help those suffering from natural disasters worldwide. Let us not forget that the people of Texas, although facing grave hardship, reside in one of the richest countries of the world, while countless people around the world facing monsoon, crop failures, drought and other natural disasters (plus war and other human disasters) with far less resources and news attention. Please donate, and offer Metta, to all.

Thank you for this, Jundo.

I have been following this rain season not only in the US or my country but all over. Lots of places need help and most of them don't really have the same means as the First World.

Still, suffering is suffering and we do what we can to help.

Gassho and metta to all,

Kyonin
Sat/LAH

Shoki
09-03-2017, 09:22 PM
There are so many ways to help. It doesn't have to take great effort. Today I went to a shoe store to buy some aerosol waterproof spray for my shoes. The cashier asked if I would like to buy a $10 bag of socks to donate to the people in Texas. I thought; well if I can spend $10 to keep the rain off my precious little shoes can I give socks to people who have no socks? Umm....Yeah.

Gassho/LAH
Sat2Day
James

Jundo
09-08-2017, 11:55 AM
I might dedicate our Zazen, and offer Metta, for all those in South Florida, my old home town, and nearby islands tonight.

Also, for the earthquake in Mexico, and all natural events worldwide.

Gassho, J

SatTodayLAH

Kyonin
09-08-2017, 12:03 PM
Thank you Jundo.

Yes we had a big earthquake last night in the south. There were only a few dead despite having quite a few collapsed buildings.

Here in my city (up north and close to the Pacific ocean) we didn't feel it, so all is okay.

Sitting for families going through the hardships of nature.

Gassho,

Kyonin
Sat/LAH

Shingen
09-08-2017, 02:27 PM
I might dedicate our Zazen, and offer Metta, for all those in South Florida, my old home town, and nearby islands tonight.

Also, for the earthquake in Mexico, and all natural events worldwide.

Gassho, J

SatTodayLAH

Yes thank you Jundo, sitting with the folks who may be affected by such tragedies and those who have faced such already.

Gassho
Shingen

SatToday/LAH