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Sat Mar 12, 2022, 01:41 PM

Please remember DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS

when donating to help Ukraine. The work they do is immeasurable.

https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/what-we-do/news-stories/story/how-msf-responding-war-ukraine


Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontičres (MSF)

MSF has a longstanding presence in Ukraine, including in regions of eastern Ukraine that have been affected by armed conflict since 2014. We have now had to halt normal activities in Ukraine and mobilize to launch emergency operations. We have teams in Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, Hungary, Slovakia, Russia, and Belarus. MSF is an independent and impartial organization committed to providing medical humanitarian assistance to people affected by the war no matter who they are or where they are.

MSF has been in contact with Ukrainian hospitals that are receiving trauma patients wounded in the fighting. Many hospitals are also facing shortages of supplies, mainly for emergencies, trauma care, and surgery. On March 6, an MSF shipment of emergency medical supplies was delivered to the Ukrainian Ministry of Health in Kyiv. The shipment contained 1,400 cubic feet of supplies, including surgical kits, trauma kits, and basic necessities for intensive care units, emergency rooms, and surgical operating theaters. These supplies are now being sent on to hospitals in the city and other towns further east where they are urgently needed. We are sending additional supplies to the country.


This has long been one of my favorite charities, and I have no difficulty in recommending donations be sent their way. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

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Reply Please remember DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS (Original post)
Totally Tunsie Mar 2022 OP
SheltieLover Mar 2022 #1
Totally Tunsie Mar 2022 #2
SheltieLover Mar 2022 #3
kimbutgar Mar 2022 #4
Totally Tunsie Mar 2022 #8
mitch96 Mar 2022 #12
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2022 #5
Totally Tunsie Mar 2022 #9
underpants Mar 2022 #6
Totally Tunsie Mar 2022 #10
madaboutharry Mar 2022 #7
Totally Tunsie Mar 2022 #11
spanone Mar 2022 #13
sinkingfeeling Mar 2022 #14
Totally Tunsie Mar 2022 #17
usonian Mar 2022 #15
Totally Tunsie Mar 2022 #19
Mossfern Mar 2022 #16
Totally Tunsie Mar 2022 #21
Initech Mar 2022 #18
Totally Tunsie Mar 2022 #20
Demovictory9 Mar 2022 #22
Totally Tunsie Mar 2022 #24
Demovictory9 Mar 2022 #25
Totally Tunsie Mar 2022 #28
Demovictory9 Mar 2022 #29
Totally Tunsie Mar 2022 #35
Skittles Mar 2022 #23
Totally Tunsie Mar 2022 #26
Skittles Mar 2022 #30
Totally Tunsie Mar 2022 #32
Skittles Mar 2022 #34
Totally Tunsie Mar 2022 #38
electric_blue68 Mar 2022 #27
Totally Tunsie Mar 2022 #31
electric_blue68 Mar 2022 #33
Totally Tunsie Mar 2022 #36
electric_blue68 Mar 2022 #37

Response to Totally Tunsie (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 01:47 PM

1. K&R!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 01:49 PM

2. Thank you!

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 01:50 PM

3. Yw, Tunsie!

Ty for posting!

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 01:54 PM

4. We've been donating to them and the Andres' World Kitchen charity

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 02:13 PM

8. Same here - Both very worthy!

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 03:11 PM

12. I hate groups that ask for donation only to charge exorbitant "administration" fees

Per Charity Navigator Doctors with out borders uses 90% of the donated money to the work they do, 10% for admin fees. Some of the best numbers in the business.
World Central Kitchen uses 100% of the money donated to feed people.
Jose' Andres pays the admin fees himself. Can't beat that.. Your money will get to where it's needed, not to line someones pockets..
Feed'em and Fix'em..
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Response to Totally Tunsie (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 02:00 PM

5. Their work is invaluable!

I have been supporting them for years.

I am so grateful for their tireless work. They go in when other groups leave.

May they always have success!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 02:17 PM

9. Thank you, CP.

I always hear the MASH themesong ("Suicide is Painless" playing in my brain as I think of them.

Our donations are well-utilized here.

ETA: Oh darn, there's that crazy " and ) combo again making a !

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 02:03 PM

6. I was thinking about them a few days ago

Thanks for the reminder.

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Response to underpants (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 02:19 PM

10. Thank you for whatever you can do to help.

You know they appreciate it.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 02:07 PM

7. I gave to them and also World Central Kitchen.

I did what I could. They seemed like two good choices.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 02:21 PM

11. Thank you. Our dollars stretch far with both these organizations.

What's more basic than food and medical care? (Oh, OK...I'll throw in shelter also!)

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 03:15 PM

13. K&R

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 03:47 PM

14. I give to them monthly. And when they need extra.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 05:21 PM

17. Fabulous! Imagine the good work your $$$ are doing.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 03:59 PM

15. I added you to my Humanitarian Relief Links post.

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Response to usonian (Reply #15)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 06:35 PM

19. Thanks for your compilation. Good idea!

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 04:11 PM

16. One of two causes

I donate to monthly - them and Amnesty International.
I wish I had more $ to donate.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 10:36 PM

21. Nice to hear.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 05:31 PM

18. My brother has done work for DWB. They are a good charity!

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Response to Initech (Reply #18)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 10:34 PM

20. I'm sure his work has been appreciated.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 10:41 PM

22. yes!!! been to one of their installations in Los Angeles, setup to let us experience refugee

experience

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #22)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 10:46 PM

24. Oooo that sounds interesting!

I'll have to follow-up on that and learn more about it. Thanks for bringing it up.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #24)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 10:49 PM

25. temporary popup about 7 years ago. harrowing. they talk you through imagining having to run

from home, knowing you most likely won't return. you get to taste that food bar that has all the nutrients need to survive. you go in the tents provided for refugee.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #25)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 10:53 PM

28. Now you've really piqued my interest.

How long was the program - a 1-day experience?
How many "survivors" participated?

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #28)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 10:56 PM

29. it was a walkup 30 minute experience, outside, open to anyone. setup on UCLA lawn

it was VERY HARROWING. they had sounds playing from the tents...such as woman screaming or sobbing after attack. stayed with me for a long time.

The people of Ukraine are leaving homes with possessions in back packs. Parking those cars along side the road, knowing they may never see the bulk of their possessions again. they had you imagine that scenario, not just the potential physical violence.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #29)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 11:25 PM

35. Yikes! That sounds intense.

I'm not sure I'd want it to last any longer. I tend to internalize strong experiences, and this would qualify.

An aside:
I'm still shell-shocked from viewing the end of the movie Soldier Blue based on the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864. I recall walking out of the theatre, dazed, and warning with my eyes to those waiting in line to enter. Later I realized I hadn't spoken for the remainder of the evening.
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One of the sweetest sights I've seen in this invasion was the photo of the baby strollers left on the Poland/Ukraine border for the fleeing mothers to use. How dear and thoughtful. The Ukrainians are fighting this war with hands and heart. Some of their effort is so basic, such as the weaving of camo curtains to hide equipment, being made of netting and cloth scraps. Simply amazing.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 10:43 PM

23. long time supporter here

yes indeed

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Response to Skittles (Reply #23)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 10:49 PM

26. It's truly, IMO, one of the best places to allot donations.

Everything about this organization is positive.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #26)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 11:00 PM

30. I like the pamphlets they send me

letting me know what they are up to

it never ceases to amaze me, the courage and dedication of these medical workers

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Response to Skittles (Reply #30)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 11:08 PM

32. They sent me a logo mask early on. I wear it proudly!

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #32)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 11:12 PM

34. cool!

I remember my grandmother telling me when I was a kid:

if you cannot directly help someone, give money to those who can

yes INDEED

now it's like, I cannot watch news coverage of any disaster without donating to help, it's the best way to not feel completely helpless

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Response to Skittles (Reply #34)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 11:40 PM

38. Good words from your Gran.

It's the disaster appeals that really tug at me - those instances that are so sudden, so unplanned, so devastating, such as hurricanes, floods and fires. I will always find the funds to help as they come up, and I'm grateful to be able to do so.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Original post)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 10:50 PM

27. I had an recent urgent crisis myself but now things have quieted down...

I'm ready to do some donating!

DWB is on my list. 👍
AWC
UNICEF
IRC?

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #27)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 11:06 PM

31. My favorites include

DWB
Habitat for Humanity
The Alzheimer’s Association
RI SPCA
and now World Central Kitchen.

All worthy causes!

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #31)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 11:10 PM

33. Good organizations! I was thinking specifically for Ukraine right now

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #33)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 11:26 PM

36. Yes, of course. Duh......

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #36)

Sat Mar 12, 2022, 11:33 PM

37. Oh, no problemo! 🙂

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