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18-12-2012, 11:38 AM
Fundraiser for Sandy Hook
I know we just raised a bunch of money for a forum member who lost his home, but if anyone is still in the giving spirit, I found this fundraiser on Indiegogo. The person is trying to raise money for the Sandy Hook victim's families. Let's show everyone that the church doesn't have a monopoly on charity!

http://www.indiegogo.com/sandyhooksuppor...todos=true

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18-12-2012, 11:51 AM
RE: Fundraiser for Sandy Hook
I don't get it. The page never once mentioned what the money was for aside from, "easing their financial burden."

Why do people who have lost loved ones need money?

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18-12-2012, 11:53 AM
RE: Fundraiser for Sandy Hook
Funeral bills. Psychiatrists. Heck, bills in general for the families that lost an adult.

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18-12-2012, 12:03 PM
RE: Fundraiser for Sandy Hook
(18-12-2012 11:53 AM)Science Believer Wrote:  Funeral bills. Psychiatrists. Heck, bills in general for the families that lost an adult.
Hmmmm, I guess it's a nice gesture, but I'll stick with helping people that are in need. Like hungry.

We all loose people. I feel terrible about what happened, but don't see any special reason why we should be giving anything other than condolences. We have a member on this very forum who had two loved ones murdered fairly recently. Pretty sure he didn't get any money for his suffering.

Not trying to be a jerk, I just think that throwing money at something because we feel bad is a poor solution. The families of the victims are not in any unique position. People die violent deaths all the time. Visit a third world country for a day, and it will cure you of the desire to give cash to a middle class American family very quickly.

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18-12-2012, 12:07 PM
RE: Fundraiser for Sandy Hook
Yeah, I have a Sandy Hook fundraiser too. Send me your cash and I will match it penny for penny and all of it goes to relief for those families. Really. Trust me.

OK, not funny, I know. And I really don't have a fundraiser so don't send me your money.

But my point is, how do we know that this "Mike" guy is really raising funds for Sandy Hook? Maybe he's just a jerk who figured out a way to capitalize on this tragedy. If he is, he surely won't be the only one. Maybe he's legit, maybe he's not, but I don't know him from Adam so I can't figure out how to discern which he is.

If I feel the need to donate for people who merely lost a family member (maybe merely is the wrong word but, not to minimize their loss, losing a loved one is a common occurrence and rarely a cause for charitable donations), I think I will hold onto my charitable donations for a while until I see something that seems a little more, oh I dunno, credible (even then I probably still won't know whether I'm being scammed by a better scam artist).

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18-12-2012, 02:25 PM
RE: Fundraiser for Sandy Hook
Why would I want to give money to one of Captain Hook's relatives?

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