Charity and R.I.P. a jazz great

By: dragonflyF15 , 4:23 PM GMT on March 15, 2011

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Starting this month, I have taken $25 out of my weekly budget for groceries. Figure there is extra crap I really don't need and can use it to donate to a charity a week, if not more here and there. Last week was the March of Dimes and this week with everything going on in Japan, I am donating to the American Red Cross.

The American Red Cross today announced an initial contribution of $10 million to the Japanese Red Cross Society to assist in its ongoing efforts to provide medical care and relief assistance to the people of Japan following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

“We are grateful for the American public’s generosity and compassion following what has been declared one of the most devastating earthquakes in history,” said David Meltzer, senior vice president of international services with the American Red Cross. “The American Red Cross is in a unique position to help channel that support to our partner in Japan that is playing a critical humanitarian role and comforting the survivors.”

In addition to financial assistance, a disaster management expert from the American Red Cross arrived in Japan Monday for a week-long mission. She is serving on a seven-person, international team focused on providing high-level support and advice to the Japanese Red Cross, which continues to support the Japanese government’s earthquake and tsunami response.

The Japanese Red Cross is a highly experienced disaster relief organization with two million volunteers nationwide. Many local volunteers took immediate action following the disaster by distributing relief items, offering hot meals, clearing debris and providing medical transportation.

Find out more how they are helping Japan and donate

You can check out how The American Red Cross spends it's money by checking out Charity Navigator at American Red Cross report

Donations can also be charged to your cell phone bill by texting to 90999 and type in Redcross. It will charge you $10 and you can do it twice if you want to donate $20. Wait a few seconds and it will ask you if you really want to donate in which you text YES.

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5. seflagamma
2:20 PM GMT on April 02, 2011
Hello DF,

it is weekend time again!

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4. seflagamma
4:05 PM GMT on March 26, 2011
Hello DF,

Happy Weekend to you!

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3. seflagamma
2:28 PM GMT on March 19, 2011
Good morning DF,

and I thank you so much for your donation to the March of Dimes..

I hope to make my goal again this year with the help of people like you!

It is a very good thing you are doing.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend and don't forget

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2. sandiquiz
8:24 AM GMT on March 19, 2011

Have a sunny weekend:))

Oh, I loved Dave Brubeck .... such fantastic syncopation !
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1. dragonflyF15
4:26 PM GMT on March 15, 2011
On a side note, R.I.P. drummer Joe Morello, a jazz great who played with many bands, including The Dave Brubeck Quartet. Enjoy this tune, with a drum solo in the middle!

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