Thursday, November 14, 2013

In the spirit of St. Martin and upcoming Advent . . .

My on-line friend, Caro at Naturkinder, posted yesterday that her family is making a donation to an organization that is helping provide relief for the victims of the typhoon in the Philipines. She remarks that this is what St. Martin's Day is all about: sharing what we have with those in need. And even if we don't think that we have a lot, it all adds up. 

I thought it was such a great idea that I have proposed this to my family as well. We'd like to give as a part of observing Advent, especially since much of the media attention will have dwindled by then, but resources will still be needed.

Here are some links to disaster-relief funds if you would like to share your resources as well:

World Food Programme

Salvation Army

Philipine Red Cross

And if you're in Germany, here are the links from Caro:

SOS Kinderdörfer
Konto 2222200000
GLS Bank
BLZ 43060967
Verwendungszweck "Nothilfe Philippinen"
Konto 300 000
Bank für Sozialwirtschaft
BLZ 370 205 00
Stichwort "Taifun"
Caritas international
Konto 202
Bank für Sozialwirtschaft Karlsruhe
BLZ 660 205 00
Stichwort: "Nothilfe Taifun"
Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (DRK)
Konto 414141
Bank für Sozialwirtschaft
BLZ 370 205 00

Thanks, Caro, for the wonderful idea!!

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