We have been hearing it a lot lately. Aside from the credit crunch that has been preventing or downsizing the sizable amounts for people to make donations and all, the natural disasters hitting one country after another are not helping. The number of people left homeless and having to deal with injuries and illnesses are growing and the Red Cross can only do so much. Besides, they thrive mainly on generous donations, something that has apparently dipped thanks to the current crisis that has claimed most businesses today.
We should also remember that the Red Cross is a purely voluntary organization. It thrives on some key donors but even these donors are likewise auditing their current finances for fear that this economic breakdown may hit them as well. If it does, it will not be surprising. If the bigger corporate giants are closing shop or even looking for life support, how can an organization which is losing its main financers continue to survive and do its part for charity and disaster aid needs we all need?
Apparently the call is for real. The wrath of nature is something that is becoming serious. Worsening situations have made disasters occur in multiple instances. Being able to address most of these situations simultaneously may diminish in time. But the real score is to find new donors who can help keep these needs up. Hopefully it comes soon as the threat for having to say NO to people in need may soon be realized with lesser understanding from people becoming victims of these hurricanes and disasters.
Originally posted on September 29, 2008 @ 7:56 pm