Are charities that effective?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by brandonhart61, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Orderite

    Apr 10, 2011
    I know that, that's why I'm confused why they got a 4 out of 4 star rating.
     
  2. Richwizard

    Richwizard So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Orderite

    Jan 18, 2010
    Maybe in your confusion you misunderstood the rating and 4 stars is....bad? :shrug: Damifino. I don't understand how they managed to continue after WW2 with the rep they had. Someone must have been sucking somebody.
     
  3. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Orderite

    Apr 10, 2011
    Nope, according to the website Red Cross is both "accountable" and "transparent" which is bullshit.

    Red Cross has kind of a bad reputation for keeping donations to themselves.
     
  4. Richwizard

    Richwizard So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Orderite

    Jan 18, 2010
    The Red Cross accountable? Transparent?
    [spoiler:ae1700d3d0] :rofl: [/spoiler:ae1700d3d0]
     
  5. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Sandman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    The Red Cross personally called me when I was in Iraq to tell me important news about my baby. They do help the United States troops in many ways, but I don't doubt the other stuff you said. I have dealt with the Red Cross in many ways. They do a lot of stuff, but like any organization they don't do anything really well. They perform pretty average I think.
     
  6. fedaykin

    fedaykin Vault Fossil

    Jul 15, 2007
    Heh. Good luck with that.
     
  7. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Sandman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    Honestly the world has more important shit to worry about. Charity is the last fucking thing anyone should be worrying about right now. Most Charity organizations are overrated anyway. It is a noble cause I think, but ultimately pretty fucking fruitless. How many people have AIDS in the Third World right now? How many are starving to death? I have dealt with a few charities, and they were all pretty lame. They don't make a significant enough impact to warrant their existence. A massive organization should be formed with the manpower of all combined charity groups. That wouldn't be profitable though, so no one wants to work together. Small independent entities cannot accomplish as much as a united movement. My two cents anyway.
     
  8. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    930
    Jul 10, 2011
    Yeah, Helping people is so overrated! I should quit my job at the hospital and go get a real job, like being a wall street trader! :P
     
  9. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Orderite

    Apr 10, 2011
    Just because you can't help everybody doesn't mean you shouldn't help anybody.
     
  10. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Sandman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    @ Courier: I don't dispute that. I just think it is being executed poorly. If all the countries in the world wanted to do something bad enough they could do more, but they are more worried about other things. They do a lot of good of course, but they are really going about it the wrong way. Yeah I do rant a bit, but it's only because I donated a lot of money to a few charities, and I don't think they do enough with the funds they receive. I am tired of corrupt organizations acting like they give a fuck.

    @Sabirah: A Wall Street Trader is no better. Hell volunteer for a charity group if you like, but when will they ever get organized enough to actually help?

    I am simply saying they don't work together well enough. The organizations tend to bumble about a lot. The commercials they put on TV are a joke. It has been done the same way since it's inception. It isn't working well enough, and it should be obvious that they need to restructure their efforts.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    I am just curious why people are still drinking out of sub-par water conditions under areas of these supposed "Charities" influence. Many of these groups are fucking those people over, and it is deplorable to say the least. So until something changes with these groups I say fuck most of them. You can't determine where your money is really going when you send it to them. If someone cares enough to really make some changes, they will join the Peace Corp, or go over there and build a well with clean water for some people.

    I know of a few decent organizations though. Out of all the others they stand above the rest, but they are few and far between. I think they should de-sterilize all people in areas that have little kids drinking disease infested water, eating rotten food, and plagued by rampant disease. Children should not have to be raised in those kinds of environments. They are too uneducated to know any better which makes it even more disturbing. They are simply propagating the further destruction of millions of people at the rate they are going.

    I don't expect anyone to agree with me though. :)
     
  11. aboniks

    aboniks Still Mildly Glowing

    204
    Jan 17, 2012
    2 years mandatory peace corps service for all able bodies at age 20 would straighten a lot of that out.

    It's too easy to be ignorant and get away with it; Ignorant of the conditions outside our techno-loot bubbles, and ignorant of people trying to address the issues.

    Shove everybody's nose in reality for a couple of years and things would start to change. More people would make a habit of giving a damn, and more NGO's would be rubbing shoulders with massive numbers of volunteers. It's harder to hide an organizations flaws if it's constantly dealing with outsiders.
     
  12. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    You work at a hospital to help people? :?
     
  13. Verd1234

    Verd1234 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    337
    Jan 16, 2009