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PSA: Hurricane Katrina Relief

Thanks to the creators of icon_charity, and to sahtyinepu for creating this icon for us. I have set it as my "charity" icon for the next few months and will keep it as my default icon for the next several days. Please feel free to take and share the icon as you wish.

If you have made or are planning on making a donation to Hurricane Katrina relief funds such as that of the American Red Cross, please check to see whether your institution can match donations. Many companies are matching employee donations, and I have heard that several universities are doing so as well.

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Banazir

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tmehlinger
Sep. 12th, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC)
On a related note (I mention this because I've been reading about it lately, and I think people should know), DON'T do donations through PayPal... your money goes to the United Way, which has a history of corruption. Give directly to the Red Cross, or to a third party that donates to the Red Cross.

Sorry if I sound like a mom, but it really irritates me to see some money grubbing bastard walk off with resources that someone else really needs.
banazir
Sep. 13th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
PayPal, donations, and micropayments
Thanks for the warning.

I like my PayPal account, and the company (even if it's now a cog in the eBay machine), especially since it was co-founded by my former students and programmers at Illinois and since one of them is now head of data mining at PayPal. I wouldn't use PayPal for charity donations, though.

BTW, what do you know the Amazon Honor System vs. PayPal donations and micropayments?

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Banazir
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