Donate money to the Red Cross, GlobalGiiving, Direct relief or/and many other organizatrion to fight the worst-ever Ebola outbreak. Let’s check out the detail of how to donate money through these organizations here.
Ebola is modern era’s most severe, acute and worst health emergency that have no known treatment or cure. In most cases, it is fatal within days or weeks. It’s really dangerous disease spread all over Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria. At the end of September, more than 6000 Ebola cases have been reported in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Guinea from which the Ebola outbreak has killed over 4000 people. Today, we are really helpless to cure Ebola viruses but by taking some precaution, we can control to spread it. Now, people around the world can help patients of Ebola by donating money through many organizations like Red Cross, global giving, direct relief, etc. Your donated fund will be used for medical supplies to care for infected people, protecting equipment to keep health worker safe and for educational campaigns to inform the public about Ebola and how it spreads.
There are many organizations where you can donate money for Ebola outbreak research and relief:
Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides disaster relief, emergency helper and education around the world. Now this big organization is going door-to-door for assisting people understand how Ebola virus is spread, how to keep safe themselves, and where to get help. They are offering medical treatment and care to infected people, helping those people whose relative have died through Ebola virus and following up infected people to see that they get the care they require.
At present, more than 4000 trained volunteers at work in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. They live in affected area and understand conditions and talk honestly with people about their fear and grief as well as teach them how to protect themselves and prevent virus from spreading. Red Cross volunteer covered approximated 1,353 bodies and followed up 16,730 people at risk of Ebola. They have also sent specialist aid workers to Sierra Leone and Liberia to provide all required medical care.
Where Red Cross will use West Africa Ebola Fund:
- Money received through donation will be used to support the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) and other Red Cross Red Crescent Societies to:
- Give medical care and treatment to affected people
- Support Red Cross volunteers to manage dead bodies very safely and securely and protect further infection
- Offer psychosocial counseling to affected families and communities
- Increase awareness in societies on the prevention and transmission of Ebola virus disease
- Send specialist help workers to support the IFRC response
- Help Red Cross National Societies to manage the Ebola outbreak
How to donate money:
- To donate money for Ebola outbreak, you have to either visit particular “Red Cross” country website or visit www.redcross.org.
- After that, open Ebola outbreak page and click on donate now link.
- Enter donation amount and enter name person’s name “in honor/memory of” filed and continue.
- On the second page, provide your complete personal detail like name, address, email address, phone number to proceed ahead.
- You can make donation payment only through credit card like Visa, Mastercard, Diners, and American express, etc.
GlobalGiving is a non-profit organization has also started Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund to let donors to donate directly to locally driven Ebola relief efforts in West Africa. Till now, more than 1500 individual donors have donated over $260,000 in Ebola Aid projects.
The raised fund will definitely help organization on the ground in West Africa. It will be utilized for medical supplies to care infected patient, defensive equipment to keep health workers safe and educational campaigns to inform the public about Ebola and how it spreads. If you want to help Ebola infected people, then you can donate money through global giving organizations to stop the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa
Donate money through GlobalGiving:
- First go to globalgiving.org
- Select amount of donation and then click “give now” page to donate money
- Here, you can make a payment through credit card, PayPal, check or gift card. So select suitable option to make a payment
- After that, provide billing information and credit card, check, PayPal account or gift card information to complete the process.
Direct relief is a non-profit organization that provides medical help to local healthcare providers worldwide. At present, in response to the world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, direct relief has supplied 10 emergency shipments of personal protective equipment and other needed medical supplies to ELWA Hospital, Last Mile Health, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, and Africare in Liberia. It provides items like gloves, shoe covers, masks, goggles, gown, diagnostic equipment, soap, oral rehydration salts, medical supplies, and basic antibiotics for worker.
It does not use donor’s contribution for fundraising purposes. As well, it gives detailed accounting information for Ebola relief funds. So, it create internal fund with all selected contributions, and all expenditures are recorded for both internal management and external reporting purposes. In addition, share current information regarding programmatic activities and expenditures on its official webpage. Generally, unrestricted financial support is very important for direct relief to accomplish any of its deeply compelling humanitarian activities.
Now, people around the world can donate money in direct relief Ebola outbreak to help Ebola affected people in Liberia and West Africa.
Donate money through direct relief:
- Go to directrelief.org, click on “donate” option and join the fight to end Ebola.
- Enter donation amount and select donate designation
- After that select payment method both credit card or Paypal and provide payment information.
- At last, enter your personal information like name, email address, residential address, etc to complete the donation process.
Your support will make sure delivery of life-saving drugs and protecting equipment to frontline health workers risking their lives to contain the outbreak.
Doctors without borders:
Doctors without borders is a French-founded humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization that capability to respond medical humanitarian emergencies immediately to save lives. This medical charity has been fight against Ebola in West Africa. At present, it has operated six centers in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia with total of 600 beds to treat affected patients. You can help this organization by donating money for Ebola outbreak.
How to donate:
- Visit www.doctorswithoutborders.org and open donate page.
- Select dollar amount that you want to donate.
- If you want to donate more amounts, then you can enter it manually in last box. Here, you can donate money monthly, or one-time. You can make tribute donation from this platform too.
- So at the time of donations, you have to select appropriate option for donating money.
- After that, provide your personal information and payment information like credit card number, expiry date or CVV and complete the process.
- There are four credit card options to make payment including visa, MasterCard, American express and discover. You can select any one as per your choice to donate money.
List of other Non-Governmental Organizations to donate money for Ebola
- Adventist Development and Relief Agency
- Adventist Health International
- American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
- Amref Health Africa
- CARE USA
- Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
- CBM (Christian Blind Mission)
- Concern Worldwide
- CDC Foundation
- Develop Africa
- Doctors of the World
- Friends of UNFPA (United Nations Populations Fund)
- Gbowee Peace Foundation USA
- Giving Children Hope
- Global Health Ministries
- Global Communities
- Healey International Relief Foundation
- IMA World Health
- International Medical Corps
- International Rescue Committee
- MAP International
- Medical Teams International
- More Than Me
- Operation Blessing International
- Operation USA
- Partners in Health
- Presbyterian Mission Agency
- Project C.U.R.E.
- Project H.O.P.E.
- Samaritan’s Purse
- Salesian Missions
- SIM USA
- Stop Hunger Now
- UC San Francisco
- UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)
- World Renew