CALL FOR DONATIONS TO AID THOSE AFFECTED BY RECENT NATURAL DISASTER
This has unfortunately been a busy season for natural disasters in our hemisphere. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and by the severe earthquake. I know Newton residents will want to help. I am informed that the best way to help those in need is by making monetary donations, so I am listing some trusted sites that people could support if you wish. These sites pledge to use all the money raised for assistance on the ground.
Global Giving has separate funds for each of these natural disasters. One can give to selected ones or to all. The organization pledges that all funds raised will go to support relief and recovery in all affected locations. Donations may be made at https://www.globalgiving.org/
Direct Relief provides direct medical aid and is fundraising for each of these recent natural disasters including aid to Puerto Rico and Mexico. Donations can be made at https://www.directrelief.org/
Operation USA provides direct assistance to children and families affected by natural disasters. Again by going to http://www.opusa.org/ , you can designate to have your donation go to those affected by any of the recent hurricanes or the earthquake in Mexico or all of these.
I hope the residents of Newton will join me in giving generously to those in need at this time.
Setti D. Warren