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Is there a Philippines equivalent of The Graybeards?
« on: November 11, 2013, 07:37:00 AM »
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  • Won't donate to Red Cross.


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    Re: Is there a Philippines equivalent of The Graybeards?
    « Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013, 10:17:45 AM »
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  • glad you started this - i was thinking about it when NPR was pushing the red cross this AM.

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    Re: Is there a Philippines equivalent of The Graybeards?
    « Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 06:00:52 PM »
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  • just thought same thing when I logged on & saw 'what you can do to help' on nytimes.com with Red Cross listed first.  i'll have to read up a bit (quickly).
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    Is there a Philippines equivalent of The Graybeards?
    « Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 07:55:14 PM »
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  • No Red Cross for me either. Anyone who finds viable alternatives, please post them!

    Philippines needs hipsters. They were unbelievable following Sandy. Anyone want to chip in with me to hire a boat to ship a few thousand hipsters to the Philippines?

    I need the sea because it teaches me.

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    Re: Is there a Philippines equivalent of The Graybeards?
    « Reply #6 on: November 12, 2013, 01:03:30 PM »
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  • that link isn't working but you can find the info through the main page. thanks for posting.
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    Re: Is there a Philippines equivalent of The Graybeards?
    « Reply #7 on: November 12, 2013, 03:32:26 PM »
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  • http://www.nycmedics.org


    Is going there now
    One of our friends is a Doctor and the is about as grassroots as it gets




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    I work with a handful of Pilipino kids, this is one of the recommendations



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    Re: Is there a Philippines equivalent of The Graybeards?
    « Reply #8 on: November 12, 2013, 05:24:39 PM »
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  • My Filipino friends on Facebook are asking for donations for Team Rubicon. They seem to actually use the money and get in to help very quickly.


    http://teamrubiconusa.org/

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    Re: Is there a Philippines equivalent of The Graybeards?
    « Reply #9 on: November 12, 2013, 08:16:36 PM »
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  • My Filipino friends on Facebook are asking for donations for Team Rubicon. They seem to actually use the money and get in to help very quickly.


    http://teamrubiconusa.org/


    thanks for that post. it reminded me about those guys in Rockaway. my experience with them was hugely positive. i'm happy to try to help thru them.
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    Re: Is there a Philippines equivalent of The Graybeards?
    « Reply #10 on: November 12, 2013, 10:12:24 PM »
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  • an aside, do you think when we got the the shlt knocked out of us, I wonder if people in New Orleans and N Carolina et al were wondering the very same thing about us.  Do you think they were wondering where to donate because they knew what we learned, that Red Cross is useless?  I was only 20 when the house i lived at go flattened by Fran in 1996, i was on wrightesville beach oceanfront, north side of the old pier.  I dont remember any Red Cross presence there either, maybe at some point they came around with spegettios, I shlt you not, but nothing else.  That was a category 2ish storm if I recall, but I care not to.





    whoa, i just google mapped it, the lot is still empty where my old place was. 
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    Is there a Philippines equivalent of The Graybeards?
    « Reply #11 on: November 13, 2013, 08:12:54 AM »
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  • I'm really hoping that the Red Cross's response to Sandy was based on the fact that it happened in the US and wasn't a humanitarian crisis.  The night after Sandy I ate a ribeye at a restaurant in Rockville Centre.  I'm guessing things are a little more dire in the Philipines.   I would really like to believe the Red Cross has a more vigorous response plan th Philipines becaus it sounds like thousands more are a risk of dieting from disease and starvation.

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    Re: Is there a Philippines equivalent of The Graybeards?
    « Reply #12 on: November 13, 2013, 09:00:43 AM »
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  • I understand the horse is dead, but I believe it must still receive further beatings: Please please PLEASE do NOT donate to the Red Cross. Unconscionable that they can collect money and prey on the emotions of well intentioned, generous donors around the world in time of crisis, and provide so little in return. I saw what they did - or in reality what they didn't do. Which was help - in ANY way. One can only pray that karma takes care of things in the long run for those involved.


    I'll second what onefin and others suggested:

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    Re: Is there a Philippines equivalent of The Graybeards?
    « Reply #13 on: November 13, 2013, 09:35:40 AM »
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  • i don't understand why many of the new outlets are pimping the red cross. naive of me, i know, but i would think that news of their incompetence has reached the ears of reporters who like that type of controversy. i guess there's just too many powerful philanthropists (or not-so-philanthropists) associated with the red cross?
     
    and, yes, situation in the Philippines is WAY WAY more dire than anything Sandy wrought, but i have absolutely no expectation that their effectiveness is positively correlated with the severity of the situation.

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    Re: Is there a Philippines equivalent of The Graybeards?
    « Reply #14 on: November 13, 2013, 10:02:12 AM »
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  • i don't understand why many of the new outlets are pimping the red cross. naive of me, i know, but i would think that news of their incompetence has reached the ears of reporters who like that type of controversy. i guess there's just too many powerful philanthropists (or not-so-philanthropists) associated with the red cross?
     
    and, yes, situation in the Philippines is WAY WAY more dire than anything Sandy wrought, but i have absolutely no expectation that their effectiveness is positively correlated with the severity of the situation.

    i've poked around for just a minute and if i understand correctly, there are different national chapters, so potentially the philippine red cross is not as incompetent as the american red cross, but i haven't figured out if funds are funneled from one to the other.... this doesn't mean i would give them money over the other organizations you guys have mentioned, just trying to quell my anger over every celebrity and news outlet pointing us to the red cross.