Global Post: It’s been a long year for humanity. There’s been Ebola, the ongoing Syrian civil war, the crisis in eastern Ukraine, the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Gaza war, Boko Haram, the disappearance and probable murder of 43 students in Mexico, and more.
We hear that 3 million Syrians have fled their country’s civil war and another 6.5 million are internally displaced, but what can we do? We know that Ebola has killed6,000 people, almost all of them in West Africa, but if we’re not one of the very few people in the world who have the medical training and bravery needed to travel to the heart of the outbreak, what is our role in the picture?
Well, a star-studded, stereotype-laden charity song probably isn’t the place to start.
Making a cash donation is the easiest thing you can do and it’s also the most effective,according to USAID’s Center for International Disaster Information. And there’s no better time than today, because today is Giving Tuesday, a charitable answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.