Emergency relief fund for the Philippines. How will it work.

by joe134cd 95 Replies latest jw experiences

  • joe134cd

    I was just thinking it will be interesting to see how the WTS emergency relief fund will operate in the Philippines. Ok it worked well with the storm in Florida, with cashing in on the insurance cheques. Sorry to generalize, but Americans have the disposable income, and the insurance polices for things like this - a thing the WTBTS finds very attractive. But with the rebuilding work in the Philippines, where there is just complete devastation, the people are generally poor, and it would be the poorest who would have no insurance. It could be a completely different story. Dose anybody know how things are carried out when a disaster strikes the most poorest communities e.g Haiti etc. Do they just repair there own buildings first, do a few token gestures and then leave the R&F in the ghettos to wait on jehovah. Comments please.

  • bats in the belfry
    bats in the belfry

    In December 2012, after powerful typhoon Bopha brought destruction across the Philippines, JW.ORG isued this statement:

    "All of the relief efforts are being funded by donations from Jehovah’s Witnesses in the local area as well as the larger international community of Witnesses. The Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses helps to care for such expenses by utilizing funds donated to the Witnesses’ worldwide work."

    Other than the hype reports you can read in the mags later on, particulars are never divulged by the WBTS.

  • Jaidubdub

    They should donate the funds from selling their Brooklyn properties to help, not just the jw's, but others in need...

  • likeabird

    As we speak, aid is already in place and on its way. (From external organizations and governments, etc)

    Let's see in a few months if WT tries to spin things like they were the first there to help everybody.

  • emeth

    they are already on the ground and busy. Unfortunately reports come in that dozens of Jehovah's Witnesses lost their lives too. Kingdom halls and houses are all destroyed. at this moment many people sleep in Kingdom Halls that are still standing. Of course help is on the way.

  • Captain Obvious
    Captain Obvious

    In Haiti, they only helped their own buildings and SOME of the local brothers. They like to say they're being humble by not publicizing their relief efforts. The truth is, their "efforts" are barely measurable.

  • Watchtower-Free

    This XJW is trying to raise money for the Philippines his girl friend is over there



  • sir82

    Unfortunately reports come in that dozens of Jehovah's Witnesses lost their lives too. Kingdom halls and houses are all destroyed.

    How horrible!

    Well, of course 10's of thousands of "worldly" people died too, but they don't matter, do they?

    You're a real piece of work, you know that?

  • OnTheWayOut

    Most of us have no doubt how it will work. WTS will read some letters from the loving, wonderful Slave on how JW's will do so many spiritually uplifting things in the Philippines and that it is important to donate to the worldwide work without earmarking your funds for any specific purpose, so that they can be free to use the money in a way that best aids the brothers in the Philippines. A handful of money (out of the boatloads they get) will indeed make it's way to the handful of JW's in the area and everyone will sing Kumbaya.

  • Phizzy

    Most of the meagre $$$ the WT sends will be spent in the pointless exercise of rebuilding Kindom Halls, and nobody will know how much money they received that was really intended to help actual people, or how much of it they actually spend.

    An honest Charity would have a dedicated Phillipine Disaster Fund, and be able to show all of its contents going to help those in real need. Better still would be for the WT to ask for funds, and then pass all of them to proper Charities who are actually going to use them for the good of the poor suffering people there.

    (There are many widows and orphans there in the Phillipines now, or has that scripture in James been excised from the RNWT ?)

    That will never happen with a business posing as a religion, and claiming charitable status purely from greed.

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