Crystal at Money Saving Mom is challenging readers and bloggers to do what they can to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. She is asking everyone to pray and give to a charity providing relief to the victims. For each email or comment that Crystal gets about what someone did to help those in Haiti, she and her husband will donate 30 cents to Numana, Inc., which is an organization dedicated to giving food to the starving.
And, for every blogger who writes a post about what they have done to help the people in Haiti, Crystal and Jesse are donating $10 to Compassion International, an organization dedicated to helping children who are living in poverty.
Crystal’s encouraging creativity but my brain cells aren’t up to it this morning. So I’ll just be donating to AmeriCares, an organization that provides relief similar to the Red Cross, but which has a better rating at Charity Navigator.
In fact, that’s the thought I’ll leave you with – that although any donation is great, it’s always good to check out the recipient and make sure they’ll make the most of your money. Charity Navigator makes it easy to do at least a little research into an organization, and most large charities are listed. Now, head over to Money Saving Mom and read Crystal’s post.