National disaster charity suggested
June 05, 2013
These days, it seems like it's only a matter of time before we hear about the latest terrorist attack or devastating storm on the news. In the last year, Americans have endured tornadoes, bombings, school shootings and numerous other events that have taken a toll on the population. However, there are also many stories of community members gathering to help fellow residents in any way possible.
Take April's Boston Marathon bombings. By the end of May, the Boston Globe reported that the official nonprofit created to help victims - One Fund Boston - had raised $37 million and was still increasing by the day. Moreover, many celebrities recorded songs for charity and held concerts and comedic events, the proceeds of which went toward a fund for the victims. That said, there were reports of dummy funds being set up by scammers in the wake of the attack.
However, according to The New York Times, many people are backing the creation of a National Compassion Fund, which would be tapped into by government leaders in areas that are affected by large-scale disasters. This might make monetary donations more streamlined and ensure safety for donors. Plus, this action could allow for regulations that clarify who receives compensation during troubling times, something that stymies many charity leaders.
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