link from society website "donate to disaster relief"

by core 9 Replies latest jw experiences

  • core

    Not sure if this has been noted here before but the UK JW donations website has a link described as "

    Click Here To Donate to Disaster Relief

    WHo gets this then and what disaster will it benefit - bandwagon anyone ?

    sorry posted in expriences in error but cant move it

  • Quotes

    All good questions. Note that it does NOT say "TSUNAMI" disaster relief.

    The WT is not set up as a disaster relief agency, and it is shameful of them to pretend to be one.

    As already discussed elsewhere on this board, they DO NOT have a seperate fund dedicated for disaster relief, and when asked on the phone they said simply to send cheques payapble to WT Worldwide Work (i.e. the general fund).

    ~Quotes, of the "are they spending it on air conditioned dog houses?" class

  • Emma

    It's disgusting. They'll justify it as being "theocratic strategy." They're shameless and will use and twist anything to get money. If it's used in the disaster area, it'll be to rebuild kingdumb halls.

    Emma, of the "they make me sick" class.

  • William Penwell
    William Penwell
    If it's used in the disaster area, it'll be to rebuild kingdumb halls.

    That would be the WT idea of disaster relief aid, who cares if the poor people need food or medical aid as long as they have a Kingdum hall to go and listen to the societies BS.


  • Doubtfully Yours
    Doubtfully Yours

    If you decide to donate, know that the money will be used to help only JWs and perhaps accidentally some other people.

    Better off donating to organizations that help all unconditionally, such as the Red Cross or the Salvation Army.


  • minimus

    Can anyone find out which "disaster relief"? Sounds like a fraud, here!

  • Voyager

    Does the Watchtower meet these Guidelines? If not, then (Don't Donate)! I still have (not) seen ONE WORD of this tragic event even mentioned on their website !


    Guidelines for Appropriate
    International Disaster Donations


    بالعربي (Arabic)
    فارسي (Farsi)

    Corporate Considerations

    Monetary Contributions to Established Relief Agencies are Always the Most Useful Response to Disasters
    Financial contributions allow professional relief organizations to purchase exactly what is most urgently needed by disaster victims and to pay for the transportation necessary to distribute those supplies. Unlike in-kind donations, cash donations entail no transportation cost. In addition, cash donations allow relief supplies to be purchased at locations as near to the disaster site as possible. Supplies, particularly food, can almost always be purchased locally - even in famine situations. This approach has the triple advantage of stimulating local economies (providing employment, generating cash flow), ensuring that supplies arrive as quickly as possible and reducing transport and storage costs. Cash contributions to established legitimate relief agencies are always considerably more beneficial than the donation of commodities.

    Confirm There is a Need for All Items Being Collected.
    Do not make assumptions about the needs of disaster victims. Exactly what is needed can be confirmed by checking with an established relief organization that has personnel working on-site. Do not send what is not needed; unneeded commodities compete with priority relief items for transportation and storage. Organizations that receive in-kind relief donations can help this process by clearly communicating what items are required (in what size, type, etc.) as well as clearly stating what items or services are NOT needed. Please remember, certain foods, particularly in famine situations, can make victims ill. In most cases, donations of canned goods are not appropriate. The collection of bottled water is highly inefficient. It is important to have an accurate analysis of need before determining response.

    Deliver Items Only to Organizations having Local Distribution Capacity
    Distributing relief supplies requires personnel and financial resources within the affected country. To efficiently distribute relief commodities, staff, warehouses, trucks and communications equipment are required. It is not enough to gather supplies and send them to an affected region; a sound partnership with a reliable local agency having transport and management capacity is mandatory.

    Donate Only to Organizations having the Ability to Transport Collected Items to the Affected Region
    Immediately after a disaster, many local organizations will spontaneously begin collecting miscellaneous items for use in disaster relief. However, at the time that these collections are begun, agency officials will not have thought about to whom, or how, the items will be sent. It is not unusual for community and civic groups to have collected several thousands of pounds of relief supplies only to find that they do not know whom to send the supplies to and that they do not have viable transportation options for shipping the goods. At this juncture, it is often advisable for those collecting the goods to auction them off locally, converting commodities into cash to be applied to the relief effort.

    Never Assume the U.S. Government or any Relief Agency Will Transport Unsolicited Relief Items Free of Charge
    It is important to make arrangements for the transportation before collecting any kind of material donations. Never assume that the government or any relief agency will transport donations free of charge (or even for a fee). In the majority of cases, the collecting agency will be responsible for paying commercial rates for the transportation and warehousing of items gathered.

    Volunteer Opportunities for Disaster Relief are Extremely Limited
    Volunteers without prior disaster relief experience are generally not selected for relief assignments. Candidates with the greatest chance of being selected have fluency in the language of the disaster-stricken area, prior disaster relief experience, and expertise in technical fields such as medicine, communications logistics, water/sanitation engineering. In many cases, these professionals are already available in-country. Most agencies will require at least ten years of experience, as well as several years of experience working overseas. It is not unusual to request that volunteers make a commitment to spend at least three months working on a particular disaster. Most offers of another body to drive trucks, set up tents, and feed children are not accepted. Keep in mind that once a relief agency accepts a volunteer, they are responsible for the volunteer's well-being -i.e., food, shelter, health and security. Resources are strained during a disaster, and another person without the necessary technical skills and experience can often be a considerable burden to an ongoing relief effort.

    Never (assume) anything when it comes to the Watchtower. And never take them for granted. There are too many (victims) out here already, due to the Watchtower Society.

    Does the Watchtower (CLEARLY COMMUNICATE) to the public, as to how much money they are going to give for the relief efforts? Do you know how much money the Watchtower gave for the (LAST) disaster? If you do, will you please (scan) us a copy? If not, could it be because the Watchtower only used (some) of their disaster relief donations for the disaster victims, and kept the rest for (PRINTING) purposes?

    Would you really want to donate to an organization that seems to be only concerned about the (Jehovah's Witness) victims, and does not have enough respect for the rest of the victims to even mention something about the disaster on their website? Does (Love Thy Neighbor), only apply for Jehovah's Witnesses?

  • core

    The Societys site says (the provider is the UK Watch tower Society: The Provider will:

    1. apply donations in accordance with its Charitable Objects;
    2. keep the personal information provided by the Donor as secure as is reasonably practicable;
    3. maintain its records of Donors solely for the purpose of its Charitable Objects; and
    4. process data in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • xjw_b12

    Nothing like taking the opportunity to rake in a little more cash

  • Poztate

    1. apply donations in accordance with its Charitable Objects;
      Take care of Why waste money on those that god is going to snuff out so very soon now.

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