The B2I fund has been languishing in PayPal limbo for some time, so I was surprised today when I checked it to see there is $800+ in there. My apologies for not acknowledging the donations. But what I’ve decided to do is donate the entire amount in the account to one of the aid agencies for tsunami victims. (Probably ICRC or MSF.) Since I’m not actively soliciting donations anymore, nor blogging as much, I think this is a much better use of the donated funds than wasting them on my sorry ass in Baghdad.
I just wanted to let everyone know that that’s what their donations have gone to.
UPDATE: Just to let you all know… I’ve sent in $885.40 to Doctors Without Borders and marked it for special distribution to the tsunami victims. I hope it can do some good.
Please, if you feel the need to donate, do it to someone who can help those folks and not me. I don’t need the cash, but thousands and thousands of people do. Try the following aid agencies:
* “American Red Cross”:https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation-form.asp
* “Médecins Sans FrontiÃ¨res International”:http://www.msf.org/donations/index.cfm
* “Direct Relief International”:https://www.directrelief.org/sections/support_us/d_donate_now.html
I hope that people will help through these agencies.