Donations Follow-up

Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 00:11:22 -0500 (EST)

Dear All,

I'm sorry, a very brief follow-up to yesterday's e-mail on the Rainforest site. I mentioned the Relieve Hunger site. FYI, one of the sites to which Relieve Hunger links, Free Donation ( appears to have a generous new policy -- apparently, you can make up to 20 donations per day for each cause (cancer, hunger, homelessness, education, children, AIDS), rather than the typical one click per day limit.
I'm sorry to focus so much on these free donation sites of late. For the most part, what these sites provide are band-aids to the problems. A cup of food today won't solve hunger tomorrow (though something like education today is a step in that direction). It is not enough to provide only band-aids. It is very important to stop the bleeding. But so long as there is bleeding, band-aids are quite important. Without them, many people will not be around to experience the world when, for a moment or a lifetime, the bleeding does stop. But I think that it is important to bear in mind that a better world is a healthy one. It is a world where the bleeding has stopped, not a world wrapped up in, bound together by bandages.
Thank you.



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