Emily & I Donated to Help Recovery Efforts in Nepal & We Hope You Will Too

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Emily & I Donated to Help Recovery Efforts in Nepal & We Hope You Will Too

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Emily and I feel so fortunate for the lives we lead!  This hobby has made so many things possible for us!  So we try to give back in any way we can.

We were heartbroken to see the devastation after the earthquake in Nepal.  So we donated to CARE to support the recovery efforts.

Emily I Donated To Help Recovery Efforts In Nepal We Hope You Will Too
Find Out About Ways You Can Help Too!

Here’s What You Can Do to Help

Here are a few ways you can donate.

CARE

We sent donations to CARE and you can too.  Just select the amount you’d like to donate and enter your payment information.

Emily I Donated To Help Recovery Efforts In Nepal We Hope You Will Too
CARE Is Working to Provide for Immediate Needs in Nepal, Such as Emergency Shelter, Food, and Water

United Airlines & CrowdRise

United Airlines has started a CrowdRise campaign to raise funds for relief efforts in Nepal.

Emily I Donated To Help Recovery Efforts In Nepal We Hope You Will Too
Earn United Airlines Miles for a Good Deed!

And they are matching up to $50,000 in donations made to:

You can also earn United Airlines miles based on the amount of your donation:

  • $50 to $99 – 250 United Airlines miles
  • $100 to $249 – 500 United Airlines miles
  • $250 or more – 1,000 United Airlines miles

To participate, donate by May 15, 2015, at 11:59 pm Central Time.  United Airlines says they’ll give out a total of 5 million miles.

And remember, with a US Bank FlexPerks Rewards card, you’ll earn 3 FlexPerks points per $1 spent on charitable donations.

And through May 31, 2015, American Express will rebate the merchant rate on donations made directly to:

So you can feel comfortable using your AMEX card to make your donation, because the charity won’t be charged big merchant fees.

Bottom Line

Nepal has been devastated by an earthquake that recently hit the country. 

You can join the relief effort by donating through sites like CARE like Emily and I did.  Or through CrowdRise to receive United Airlines miles.

Every little bit helps!

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I commend your writing this post. To be perfectly clear, is United awarding the miles to members as a recognition for their donations, as opposed to selling the miles to the agencies? My concern is that if I give a gift, it isn’t really just going in part to pay United for the miles, but rather a generous gesture by United. This would also have tax implications. I encourage everyone to donate, but I want to be sure the full donation is getting to where it’s needed.