Thursday, January 14, 2010
The Case for Charity: The Earthquake in Haiti
The past year or so hasn't exactly been the time of plentiful cash and economic abundance, but relief for the earthquake in Haiti beckons. Paradoxically, many people don't give money to charitable causes because of guilt: because you can't give a lot, you often don't end up giving anything.
When it comes to giving financial aid, no amount is too little. If you have $5 to spare, why not send it? Yes, the American Red Cross is an option, but so is Doctors Without Borders. In fact, there are countless organizations that could use whatever money you can afford to give.
It's true that times have been financially difficult for Americans, but when you see the devastation the earthquake in Haiti has caused, we see what "difficult" truly looks like.