Quote of the day...er...week...umm...hey, look, a quote!!

Tibi gratias agimus quod nihil fumas.

It says "...freedom of...", not "...freedom from...".

"It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness. People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint." - Penn Jillette

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Just Cause(s)

I'm not wealthy - in fact, I'm often in the hole when it comes to available funds - but at least once a year I find a way to donate a little something to as many of these causes as I can. You're welcome to join me.

Any Soldier - Want to send your support to a Soldier in harm's way, but have no idea of what to send, who to send it to, or how to send it?

CHOA - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, formerly Scottish Rite and Eggleston. They do good work, often depsite a patient's inability to pay. I have donated more time to them than to any other cause.

Heifer International - Help end hunger domestically and abroad with a program that doesn't just hand out food - it teaches people how to sustain themselves and pass the gift on to others.

Hopeline - A suicide hotline that has done a lot of good. I've never needed them...but others have, and I'm glad they're here.

My House - My House's foremost objective is caring for children who have special medical problems and do not have a family to care for them.

NILMDTS - This one both uplifts and breaks my heart. I weep that there is a need for the service, and I rejoice that anyone would be so kind as to provide it. I can't begin to describe...go see...

Project Gratitude - Project Gratitude provides Chaplains back from overseas deployment and their families with a brief 3 day “R & R” respite in Tampa, Florida. This program is to honor and benefit National Guard, Reserve, and Active Duty Chaplains, recently back from a 6 to 12 month tour in Iraq or Afghanistan, and their families. Project Gratitude is a small “thank you” to these Chaplains for their service and sacrifice for God and Country.

Troop BeBop - I know this woman. She's a force of nature. She works hard to support our troops, often out of her own pocket.

Wellstar Hospice - I can't say enough about the good work they do.

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