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Monday, August 16, 2004


Blogging To Strengthen The Good

The Command Post has begun an effort to bring together the collective information-disseminating power of the blogosphere by coordinating links to small, local charities. The effort is called Strengthen The Good. Here's the basic idea:

Create a network of bloggers who raise awareness of “micro charities”—charitable opportunities that are simple, personal, non-bureaucratic, and inspiring. Charitable opportunities where someone can feel great about giving $1, or even just from reading the story of the charity, it’s sponsors, and it’s beneficiaries.
I think this is a great idea and I, for one, and more than happy to take part. I realize that some people might very well want to keep their charitable donations close to home, making them less than likely to donate to a charity 2,000 miles from home. My goal in taking part in this effort is to raise awareness of small charities because I think they do the best work. Whether or not you wish to contribute to the particular charity of the month, I hope that my post will inspire people to give somewhere.

Remember, this country would be a lot better off if every individual citizen took it upon him/herself to support his/her neighbors. The government tries, but it fails for both practical and moral reasons. The government fails practically because the it is the essence of an inefficient bureaucracy and morally because, by supporting those in need, it allows us, the individual Citizens of the United States of America, to forget our ties to those around us.

So please, whether or not you give to any charity whose link appears on this or any other blog, take a look at your checking account and consider whether or not there might be a few extra dollars in there destined for a good cause.


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