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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
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Today's links: Doctors Without Borders, Work for NYC, Charity Navigator