With the tsunami death toll rising above
50,000 60,000, everyone is scrambling to find new ways to help. (Think about this for a minute. How many of you, like we used to, live in towns of less than 50,000 people? That’s your entire home town being wiped out in a day. Unbelievable.)
eBay Giving Works allows you to sell your stuff and donate a portion of the sale to a specific charity or relief event.
And Scott Hanselman has started a movement to urge Google to give folks a way to automatically funnel their AdSense revenue directly to the relief effort. This is a brilliant idea! In fact, I have just signed up for AdSense, though I swore I would never have ads on this site (it’s ok if you do, I’m just a damned Commie). Even if Google doesn’t find a way to do this, I will send any pennies I make to the Red Cross.
How about it? Can we get a bandwagon going here?
(Yes, I realize that
Paypal and eBay and Amazon and the rest will probably take their cut of this, but at least some of the money will get through. And maybe through the weight of our cries, we can get them to act like responsible humans and not charge the Red Cross for receiving donations!)
Update 1: The Command Post is rallying bloggers to the cause.