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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:16 PM
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101. Secular Humanist Aid and Relief Effort raises $22,000 in one week
Secular Humanist Aid and Relief Effort (SHARE) raised $22,000 in one week for victims of the Tsunami.

Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 18:00:35 GMT <01:00:35 PM EST>
From: Center For Inquiry < >

Subject: Update on Tsunami Victim Relief

Update on SHARE Fund Drive to Assist Victims of Tsunami

Dear Friends,

Last week, the Center for Inquiry sent out a plea to friends
(subscribers and supporters) for whom we have e-mail addresses,
which is only about 15% of our entire list. We invited them to
contribute to tsunami victims through SHARE, the Secular
Humanist Aid and Relief Effort, an organization sponsored by the
Council for Secular Humanism. (Click here to learn more about
the fund drive -- / )

We are pleased to announce that we have raised over $22,000
(100% of the funds received will be forwarded to an organization
providing direct relief to the victims). The support has been
outstanding already. Thank you!

We continue to be deeply distressed by the news coming out of
the Indian Ocean region. The area has been devastated by this
terrible tragedy. The conditions in the areas hit by the tsunami
continue to be perilous and will require a concerted effort by
many people to overcome this tragedy. So if you have not done so
already we would urge you to consider a donation. (Click here if
you would like to make a donation -- )

To encourage Americans to provide assistance to the countries in
desperate need - the House and Senate unanimously passed a
tsunami tax relief bill on January 6th that will allow Americans
to deduct donations to tsunami relief efforts through January
31st, 2005 from their 2004 tax returns. President Bush signed
the bill into law on January 7th.

The address of SHARE is PO Box 664, Amherst, NY 14226, or you
may make your contribution to SHARE directly by clicking here -- .We are donating the funds raised to Sarvodaya, a charity in Sri Lanka, upon the recommendation of Sir Arthur C. Clarke who resides in that country. If you wish to make contributions to other countries, SHARE will designate these funds to CARE or Oxfam. All funds channeled through SHARE are tax-exempt in the United States.

We wish to thank you again for partnering with the Center for
Inquiry to make this fund drive successful!

Sincerely Yours,

Paul Kurtz

If you received this message from a friend, you can sign up for
Center For Inquiry at:


There is no mention I can find of how much money Pat Robertson's "Operation Blessing" has raised so far.

However, apparently only 85% of the fundie money goes to "aid."

That 85% goes to "ministry and program," apparently lumping "ministry" into the same category as "aid." Food, water, medicine, prayer... to Pat Robertson, they're all the same thing.

I think we are MUCH BETTER OFF donating to the "goldess atheist" relief agencies than to the "christian" ones!

Please donate to SHARE. 100% goes to aid, 0% goes to "ministry."
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  -List of agencies helping quake/tsunami victims quaoar  Dec-27-04 03:56 PM   #0 
  - This is such a horrible tragedy  Blue_Roses   Dec-27-04 04:04 PM   #1 
  - One facet of it is that huge support will be needed for a LONG time  Nothing Without Hope   Dec-27-04 04:29 PM   #6 
  - Doctors Without Borders  ElsewheresDaughter   Dec-28-04 09:57 PM   #51 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-01-05 09:49 PM   #109 
  - I gave to Mercy Corps  flamingyouth   Dec-27-04 04:07 PM   #2 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-01-05 09:48 PM   #108 
  - Thanks! Oxfam is also involved. We need to set up on home page.  Nothing Without Hope   Dec-27-04 04:12 PM   #3 
  - I think you have to nominate a thread for the admins to do that  quaoar   Dec-27-04 04:15 PM   #4 
  - What I am hoping for is more than just the thread on the HP.  Nothing Without Hope   Dec-27-04 04:27 PM   #5 
  - OXFAM address  Imalittleteapot   Dec-28-04 06:34 PM   #43 
  - Thank you for posting this list n/t  NYsocialworker   Dec-27-04 04:41 PM   #7 
  - Kick  indigo32   Dec-27-04 05:06 PM   #9 
  - Welcome to DU NYsocialworker  donheld   Dec-28-04 02:42 AM   #30 
  - This is definitely a time to pull together.  UltraDem   Dec-27-04 05:01 PM   #8 
  - So sad :(  ExclamationPoint   Dec-27-04 06:08 PM   #10 
  - Thanks, DUers!  chadk   Dec-27-04 08:54 PM   #21 
  - Sympathies from California  kineneb   Dec-27-04 10:19 PM   #26 
  - Welcome to DU from another Californian. And yes, we DO sympathize.  calimary   Dec-29-04 05:24 AM   #60 
  - So sorry, chadk  SpaceCatMeetsMars   Dec-28-04 08:26 AM   #33 
  - THANK YOU ALL  chadk   Dec-29-04 09:54 AM   #62 
     - Welcome, chadk  Joy Anne   Dec-30-04 08:32 PM   #83 
  - You're so right...  UltraDem   Dec-28-04 10:21 AM   #34 
  - Thank you  kdunagin   Jan-04-05 01:37 PM   #91 
  - Thanks  Synnical   Dec-27-04 07:15 PM   #11 
  - I have donated regularly to Doctors w/o Borders for several years  sybylla   Dec-27-04 07:44 PM   #15 
     - That's good info thanks  Stephanie   Dec-27-04 07:51 PM   #17 
     - Yeah - the check is written  Synnical   Dec-27-04 08:42 PM   #18 
     - you've convinced me  Skittles   Dec-27-04 09:25 PM   #24 
     - see my post 83  Joy Anne   Dec-30-04 08:34 PM   #84 
  - Any thoughts on the most efficient and direct route?  CBHagman   Dec-27-04 07:26 PM   #12 
  - I'm thinking the International Red Cross n/t  Synnical   Dec-27-04 07:35 PM   #13 
     - Here's a link to the American Red Cross site where you can..  Princess Turandot   Dec-28-04 04:32 AM   #31 
     - we donated to the Red Cross and highlighted the International  AgadorSparticus   Dec-29-04 12:26 AM   #54 
        - I just donated to the International Relief Fund  dumtacetclamat   Dec-29-04 07:23 PM   #69 
     - Media Bias in the Tsunami Relief  garthranzz   Jan-16-05 10:14 PM   #103 
  - Here's the UNICEF link (The other link is incomplete)  CBHagman   Dec-27-04 07:39 PM   #14 
  - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has committed $100,000  Calvinist Basset   Dec-27-04 07:49 PM   #16 
  - The mainstream religious relief groups help people without regard  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-27-04 08:51 PM   #19 
     - You're right  Calvinist Basset   Dec-27-04 09:23 PM   #23 
     - Correct  JaneDoughnut   Dec-28-04 08:53 PM   #49 
  - Updated List on LightUpTheDarkness Blog  kerrygoddess   Dec-27-04 08:53 PM   #20 
  - Thank you quaoar for posting this extensive list of agencies.  undergroundrailroad   Dec-27-04 09:19 PM   #22 
  - I'm so glad we have this pinned  proud patriot   Dec-27-04 09:56 PM   #25 
  - thank you n/t  G_j   Dec-27-04 10:36 PM   #27 
  - Thank you. I'll spread this to my constituents. Wanna' make a POLITICAL  Just Me   Dec-27-04 10:59 PM   #28 
  - UGH, i've got friends on Koh Samui  DarkSim   Dec-28-04 02:03 AM   #29 
  - I'd like to mention another organization  Redstone   Dec-28-04 07:32 AM   #32 
  - World Vision  roody   Dec-28-04 11:33 AM   #35 
  - World Vision Questionable  duncanidaho   Dec-29-04 11:38 AM   #64 
  - thank you for this list  dogindia   Dec-28-04 11:44 AM   #36 
  - Further Updates on Relief List  kerrygoddess   Dec-28-04 01:00 PM   #37 
  - Don't forget the Episcopalians  janetle   Dec-28-04 01:40 PM   #38 
  - Added this to the updated list on LUTD  kerrygoddess   Dec-28-04 07:35 PM   #47 
  - Thank You  janetle   Dec-29-04 10:27 AM   #63 
     - You're welcome  kerrygoddess   Dec-29-04 04:25 PM   #68 
  - Episcopal Relief Efforts update rom Tuesday  ElaineinIN   Dec-30-04 12:23 PM   #74 
  - I second this recommendation -  diplomats   Jan-10-05 08:04 PM   #100 
  - I want to donate some money for the relief  arikara   Dec-28-04 03:00 PM   #39 
  - exactly  hatredisnotavalue   Dec-28-04 05:23 PM   #42 
  - A little more info about Doctors Without Borders for anyone that wants it  SpaceCatMeetsMars   Dec-29-04 12:04 PM   #65 
  - The guy from Oxfam was on Newshour tonight  ginnyinWI   Dec-28-04 07:34 PM   #46 
  - Thanks, as it turns out  arikara   Dec-29-04 01:56 PM   #66 
  - thank you for posting this list....  mutley_r_us   Dec-28-04 03:42 PM   #40 
  - Just gave $100 to Doctors Without Borders  hatredisnotavalue   Dec-28-04 05:18 PM   #41 
  - they're doing a lot of aid in Sudan  Skittles   Jan-15-05 05:15 PM   #102 
  - Please also consider  Ready2Snap   Dec-28-04 07:03 PM   #44 
  - good for you R2S  Skittles   Jan-18-05 12:48 AM   #104 
  - How ironic  nascarblue   Dec-28-04 07:13 PM   #45 
  - My family gave to OXFAM  LeftPeopleFinishFirst   Dec-28-04 08:36 PM   #48 
  - Are non-monetary donations needed?  JaneDoughnut   Dec-28-04 08:58 PM   #50 
  - Red cross requests donations in cash rather than goods  imenja   Dec-29-04 01:16 AM   #57 
  - this is a helpful website  SueZhope   Dec-28-04 09:59 PM   #52 
  - Great Effort!!! is a great way to go...  Peter Frank   Dec-28-04 10:36 PM   #53 
  - DU Admin...I have sent money to each...  imax2268   Dec-29-04 12:29 AM   #55 
  - I purposely avoided the 'in your face' rhetoric...  Peter Frank   Dec-29-04 01:01 AM   #56 
  - concur  imenja   Dec-29-04 01:17 AM   #58 
     - Thank you imenja ...  Peter Frank   Dec-29-04 01:58 AM   #59 
        - .  kindoki   Jan-23-05 11:11 AM   #106 
  - They don't want collected food and clothing  Stephanie   Dec-29-04 09:29 AM   #61 
     - Well...  imax2268   Dec-30-04 01:26 PM   #76 
  - Thanks for the list. Here's another agency to add to it:  Arkansas Gazette   Dec-29-04 02:22 PM   #67 
  - kick!!!  dumtacetclamat   Dec-29-04 07:35 PM   #70 
  - Tsunami Relief Effort Update  kerrygoddess   Dec-29-04 09:33 PM   #71 
  - I just gave pretty big to Oxfam, but I'm afraid no amount of money can  SmartBomb   Dec-29-04 10:59 PM   #72 
  - we can't releive their sorrow  Skittles   Dec-30-04 12:29 PM   #75 
  - Donate for free  inslee08   Dec-30-04 12:44 AM   #73 
  - I'm donating $100 to Doctors Without Borders  catbert836   Dec-30-04 02:03 PM   #77 
  - ameriKa lost ?  c o f f e e   Dec-30-04 02:27 PM   #78 
  - You can donate airline mileage here  firedoglake   Dec-30-04 03:04 PM   #79 
  - UNICEF link is missing a "g" at the end.  Placebo   Dec-30-04 03:09 PM   #80 
  -  JohnLocke   Dec-30-04 05:06 PM   #81 
  - I went through the  Historic NY   Dec-30-04 07:01 PM   #82 
  - Doctors Without Borders  uppityperson   Dec-30-04 10:39 PM   #85 
  - Their site says that they do not need anymore $$ for this effort.  Kitka   Jan-03-05 01:00 PM   #88 
  - If you have a few dollars left, please consider this  Neecy   Jan-01-05 01:29 PM   #86 
  - I donated to Christian Aid  Dob Bole   Jan-03-05 09:20 AM   #87 
  - Donated to Mercy Corps today, and will donate to Doctors Without Borders..  HuckleB   Jan-03-05 05:09 PM   #89 
  - Donated to International Red Cross today.  SCRUBDASHRUB   Jan-03-05 05:43 PM   #90 
  - What is the relief agency who has peace as the middle word?  tyedyeto   Jan-04-05 08:51 PM   #92 
  - maybe this one?  iverglas   Jan-06-05 05:13 PM   #96 
  - Also  hyphenate   Jan-04-05 09:51 PM   #93 
  - American Humanist Association to Support Tsunami Disaster Relief Efforts  IanDB1   Jan-05-05 02:18 PM   #94 
  - American Refugee Committee  MrsMatt   Jan-05-05 04:12 PM   #95 
  - I agree MrsMatt!  Shananigans   Jan-07-05 11:03 PM   #97 
  - Public matching donation site available  TheWebHead   Jan-08-05 05:48 AM   #98 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-10-05 01:08 PM   #99 
  - Secular Humanist Aid and Relief Effort raises $22,000 in one week  IanDB1   Jan-11-05 02:16 PM   #101 
  - Not much overlap with the big donors to inauguration n/t  old blue   Jan-20-05 04:03 PM   #105 
  - Ricky Martin on Oprah today said they need people  TheGoldenRule   Jan-24-05 06:47 PM   #107 

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