Doctors Without Borders sent us some good news. They always want to match the needs from the field with their fundraising efforts and not raise more earmarked (restricted) funds than the budget is set for. Due to an overwhelming response from the US public, as an organization they are now close to being fully funded for the Ebola outbreak (for this year, at least) and they are not accepting earmarked (restricted) donations for their Ebola campaign as of December 15, 2014.
Further donations will be unrestricted funding, which means they will go to fund the MSF programs that need funding the most.
MONGERING AND PUBLIC IDIOCY
In the week ending on October 24, panic over the Ebola virus here at home (not in West Africa, home of the illness) dominated headlines and cable news. WNYC's "On the Media" put together a template to help the discerning news consumer see through the media's over-the-top coverage.
The organizational meeting of HALT EBOLA was held at The Drilling Company Theater, 236 West 78th Street, NYC on Sunday, September 28, attended by Jonathan Slaff, Heather Woodfield, John McGarvey and Ben Weintraub. What you see in this website is the product of that meeting.
We intend to persevere with fundraising for existing charities while developing other initiatives to combat the epidemic. A multi-level approach is being developed.
Our next meeting has not yet been set, but will be announced on this page. If you are interested in attending, please email Jonathan Slaff or contact any member of our steering committee, who are listed on the contact page. Everyone is welcome and we are eager for your input!