Today, I received an email saying that “the number ONE request at Walter Reed VA hospital is phone cards”.
In a recent press release, MCI announced it would be providing free phone cards to U.S. Armed Forces personnel stationed in Iraq as well as at Walter Reed and Bethesda Medical centers.
Recently, I stumbled across a blog entry talking about how Target is not allowing the Salvation Army to ask for donations on their property. Hugh Hewitt writes about it here, and points to an article at Boston.com about this. Other conservative bloggers have also picked up on this.
Last month, a Target opened up in our town. I don’t like shopping. My wife does the shopping for the family. She loves target. She hates Walmart. Is some of this political? Perhaps. So, I thought I would dig a little deeper.
Those of you who read my blog regularly know that I am a big fan of blogs highlighting interesting unknown charities. Strengthen the Good is an interesting site that does this. You will also know that I am a big supporter of The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation and the efforts to help those with spinal cord injuries.
Today, while surfing BlogExplosion, I found another very interesting site. Monkeyverb is a blog with a tag line, “Because Monkeys Are Funny...and They Do Stuff!”. They had a pointer to Helping Hands Monkeys. “Helping Hands is an organization that trains Capuchin monkeys to assist quadriplegics with simple every-day tasks.”
A while ago, I stumbed across Strengthen the Good, 'Using the power of weblogs for open-source charity. Don't just fight', which I posted about here a while ago.
Today, the New York Times has an article about it.
I was interested to find that it was set up by Alan Nelson of Command Post.
Over the past few days, I've been talking a bit about supporting various charities online. In particular, I highlighted, Strengthen the Good which promotes various charities and the the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation.
Another charity that has been getting a lot of blog attention recently is Project Apollonia. Please check them out as well.