Sunday, August 06, 2006

Charity, Aug. 6, 2006



Watch the Video
26 MB 5 min "Happy are they who are charitable at all times." -Psalms 106:3. What you just saw was a clip from a DVD that Venice firefighters gave to me on their visit to Engine 26. This shirt I'm wearing is also from them. In return I bought them one of our FDNY shirts and directions to the Fireboat unit on the Hudson River.

This music is from CC Mixter.org

What can $500 get you? Well on average the legal price of an assault weapon in the United States is around this area. An M-16, an AK-47 with some extra parts & ammunition. Of course it's a whole cheaper in the illegal black market. But I want to show you what $500 in other ways.

from their website- Doctors Without Borders-

$50 Purchases a cold chain-cooler that transports up to 1,000 measles vaccinations when conducting a mass immunization campaign.

$100 supplies volunteers with all the necessary equipment to vaccinate 80 refugees against diseases such as measles, meningitis, and yellow fever.

$250 Provides more than 700 patients with emergency health care for up to three months.

$500 Delivers anesthesia, disposable supplies needed for infusions, and other materials needed for 75 patients to undergo life saving surgery.

from Save the Children, $500 is enough for 15 months of sponsoring a needy child with extra nutrition and reading programs.

For me, $500 is a about three quarters of my rent here in my East Harlem studio.. flash version. Photo Credits: the following Flickr members djenn, Boyzynberry, John P., Eileen Delhi, Elly Thompson, jeremysabol, adamhenning, CharlesFred, YimYounkin.

Music credit: "Mercades Capri"- mystro from CCMixter.org

All media is Attribution and Non Commercial 2.5.
Today's links: Doctors Without Borders, Work for NYC, Charity Navigator

1 comment:

missbhavens said...

amazing collection of images...I'm also a big, big fan of Doctors Without Borders. Great, great charity. One of the very few I've actually donated to.