Saturday, January 15, 2011

Qld Floods with Money

While you are donating funds to the Queensland flood appeals, can I extend an invitation to you to match what you donate here in Australia with giving to an appeal overseas?
Sadly the human bias towards helping the in-group is replicated in our 'Aussie' spirit of giving;

Haiti Earthquake Appeal- Death toll 300,000, 1Million people still Homeless
= $8.1 Million donated by Australians

Queensland Flood Appeal- Death Toll: 17, None reported permanently Homeless
= $ 84 Million donated by Australians as at 15 January 2011

But I think now is the perfect time to extend yourself a little further and help even more people! Here are some excellent appeals worldwide to kick you off on your journey to altruism without borders!:
Pakistan Floods Appeal
Fred Hollows Foundation
Oxfam Schools Appeal

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