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Center for a Reasoning Society has several volunteer projects and also makes regular charitable donations. These include making contributions to global humanitarian efforts to supporting local organizations doing beneficial works for their communities. If you would like to make a donation to help support humanitarian relief efforts or if you would like to join us as a volunteer, please contact us.
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photo by CFARS board chair, David Shever
Calcutta - Photo by David Shever, CFARS Board Chair
CFARS Humanitarian Donations
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) 7.31.2020
We have just made a donation to the COVID-19 Solitary Response Fund for the World Health Organization. As the Center of a Reasoning Society, this shows our commitment to an internationalist approach to join problem solving, international cooperation in using science to address the crises that humanity faces, and a striving for equity in relation to addressing human suffering.
CFARS contributed to support the relief effort in Yemen through UNICEF USA to support relief efforts there. This is one of the world's worst humanitarian crisis -- at the intersection of war, famine, and the pandemic have been taking a terrible toll on human life and the prospects of children.
Congo Ebola Relief Effort 8.22.2019
CFARS has donated through Mercy Corps to the Congo Ebola Relief Effort. From articles, we can see that medical personnel are struggling to establish lost trust as they are characterized as being on one side or another. This has led to a loss of capability to respond directly to the outbreak.
CFARS has just donated to CHOICES, a Memphis, TN clinic that provides comprehensive reproductive health care to all, even for those who can not afford the cost of services. CFARS supports organizations such as CHOICES who are dedicated to providing excellent medical care in a "judgment-free space." CHOICES helps those in need to make informed choices about their reproductive health and treat all people with dignity and respect.
CFARS contributed to support the relief effort in Yemen through Mercy Corps. The UN reported that due to the crisis of the ongoing civil war, 14 million people in Yemen may be on the brink of famine -- and 2 million people have been displaced. Families are struggling to survive, severe outbreaks of cholera and other communicable diseases are ongoing.
California Wildfires 11.13.2018
CFARS contributed to the CDP California Wildfires Recovery Fund to help support intermediate and long term recovery efforts to help those displaced by the Camp and Woolsey Fires. Officials say 9,700 houses and 144 apartment buildings were destroyed by the Camp Fire.
Mexico Earthquake Relief 9.25.2017 & 10.2.2017
CFARS has contributed to the UNICEF Mexico City Earthquake effort, with devastation in that city because of the soft foundation on which it is built inordinately high. UNICEF has significant experience in this type of response and seemed to be a lead in the effort of supporting Mexican first responders.
Rohingya Refugee Relief 9.25.2017
The Rohingya Refugee relief effort of UNICEF needs support to help those being purged with genocide tactics from Myanmar (Burma). They are not only suffering this plight, but also having trouble getting acceptance and support from Bangladesh and India as they flee in that direction. Ethnic and religious differences drive the cultural conflict, but the violence appears to be carried out by the Myanmar military.
Sacred Stone Camp - Standing Rock 12.17.2016
CFARS donated to the Sacred Stone Camp to support their effort to sustain a place at the negotiating table for what happens to their land. CFARS supports an inclusive and informed discourse as we decide as a society how we treat each other humanely and what risks we should be taking with our natural resources in the face of the economic and technological drivers that have led our society to this point of contention.
Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Aid, Mercy Corps 10.16.2016
CFARS donated again to provide relief to the Syrian refugee crisis. This ongoing humitarian effort has not come to a quick end, and further relief is necessary.
Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief 10.1.2016
CFARS donated to the Mercy Corp effort to support the Island of Puerto Rico. The devastating damage there has made standard response difficult and we hope that our contribution can help increase aid early in the response and recovery timeline.
Planned Parenthood 3.3.2015
CFARS has just donated to Planned Parenthood, an organization that supports evidence-based medicine along with scientific information and alternatives for women regarding reproductive health. This organization stands strong in the face of ideologically-driven attacks, blatant lies, and campaigns of demonization as it empowers women to take their lives and their choices into their own hands.