GIVE on #givingtuesday
I recently wrote a post about the worst wildfire disaster in the history of California, the Camp Fire in Butte County, and how non-profits would alter strategy to get our donations this winter.
Some of the leadership of non-profits objected to my approach and set me straight. It’s important that I pass along what was shared:
Natural disasters impact both local and national not-for-profits’ revenue each year. The fact that disasters happen does not diminish the vital impact these organizations make and we need to support them in order for them to continue their mission.
I was reminded that for a year after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, research on diseases and critical care services suffered a loss in funding and significantly slowed advancement.
So I’d like to make my own appeal, as a good friend suggested, and ask that you please give where your heart guides you. We all lose in local and national disasters. Let’s GIVE while keeping in mind that the not-for-profit you support needs your continued contributions to fulfill their vital mission regardless of current, natural, or terrorist events.
The following causes are important.
Please support them if they touch your heart in the same way they do mine:
St. Baldricks Foundation – More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease. Give to St. Baldricks to help conquer childhood cancer.
Stand Up Placer – Saves lives by empowering survivors and educating communities to stand up to domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) – provides optimal care and services to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses and to their families and caregivers.
California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund – supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts.
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