Advancing Human Rights and Social Justice Around the World
I hope you all were able to see the Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky documentary “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War” that tells the story of Martha and Waitstill Sharp, two of UUSC's founders. 75 years later UUSC is still aiding refugees, but is now doing a lot more as described in last week's testimonial from Lori and Jim Weddell, and on the UUSC website: http://www.uusc.org. Unfortunately, few of us can give to every worthwhile cause or charity; as a UU, I am led to those that embody our principles, in particular the inherent worth and dignity of every person and justice, equity and compassion in human relations. In addition, UUSC is efficient in using donated money. They
- Multiply a modest $7,000,000 budget – they partner with local grassroots organizations all over the world
- Are well managed – Charity Navigator gives them a Four Star rating
- Respond rapidly to human crisis – within hours of Hurricane Matthew's strike on Haiti, they were reaching out to help the more than 55,000 internally displaced people still living in camps and temporary shelters around the country.
If you agree with me that this is one of the best charities around, please join me in:
- Donating generously to UUSC every year,
- Buying chocolate and coffee from Steve Marek after church, and other items online from the UUSC store,
- Read the semiannual Rights Now newsletter and the quarterly e-newsletter to stay informed and respond to occasional special advocacy campaigns.
– Bill Hardham