American Red Cross. “The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
“The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that...
...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;
...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;
...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;
...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and
...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.”
I support the Red Cross through regular blood donations, almost 160 of them over a period of more than forty-five years.
Click here to visit the American Red Cross website: American Red Cross
Doctors without Borders. “It’s easy to write inspiring words that define an organization’s mission. It’s much harder to put those principles into practice. Since its founding in 1971, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has operated with a fierce—and challenging—commitment to independence, impartiality, and neutrality.
“These principles are what make it possible for us to respond rapidly to emergencies and provide lifesaving medical care in situations where many other organizations can’t or won’t. This commitment ensures that we can help people most in need, rather than following other priorities—whether they be those of politicians, funders, or the media.
“The impact and efficacy of our ability to put these principles into practice was recognized in 1999 when MSF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.”
Click here to visit the Doctors without Borders website: Doctors without Borders
The Salvation Army. “The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”
Click here to visit the Salvation Army website: Salvation Army