Making a donation
We have found that people can be incredibly generous once a disaster has struck. In such cases, we usually create a special fund raising campaign and funds raised by this campaign will be used for the specific disaster concerned. However, a real challenge for all disaster aid organisations, ourselves included, is that we need to be able to raise funds in preparation for future disasters. This enables us to pre-position the stock of aid products in various parts of the world so we can respond quickly to the very urgent need when disaster next strikes. (donations received now are going to restocking tents and other aid products for future disaster aid work)
To enable us to be as flexible and innovative in our responses as possible, as a general rule, we no longer accept caveats on donations that specify the type of aid they are to be used for e.g. water filters. This will allow the donations we receive to be used to meet the various needs of survivors as quickly as possible.
- If a donor wishes to fund a unique project, by a donation of sufficient size to finance it entirely and where the form of aid might be specified, then we are more than happy to discuss that option with them.
- Donations given in response to a named appeal will continue to be spent only on that Appeal.