:sl: Brothers and Sisters,
During this time of and the approach of Ramadan, it is fitting we think of Zakat. A very fitting form of Zakat is to help our Brothers and sisters in Palestine.
Because of the current times, it is very difficult for them to get the help they need and it is very necessary that we do to be certain that any help we attempt is truly going to the Brothers and sisters.
There was an earlier thread about this. However the thread became quite jumbled. To be honest, we did not know the best means of collecting donations and be able to verify that they are going to the correct person.
We do know of a family with 13 children. You may have read of the plreas for help posted by Brother Palestinemuslim. That family is still in need. There is an organization that is taking positive steps to help. All of their records are public information and they are thoughtfully checked out by the appropriate agencies here in the US. they do have tax exempt accreditation and any donations through them are tax deductible for USA Income Tax filing. They are headquartered here in Austin and they do have the means of helping people in Palestine. All donations to them go 100% directly to help the people in Palestine. All workers are volunteers and all administrative expenses are either donated or paid for by the volunteers. Donations can be made to them through Paypal, Check, Money order or by Debit card. Donations can be favored for a specific person or cause in Palestine.
To those who wish to help the family Brother Palestine Muslim spoke about, please PM either him or myself for the particulars in how to donate to them..
If you have knowledge of other families you would prefer to help in Palestine, Please post their stories here. But, do not give any personally identifying information in the post. You may PM me and I will give you information as to how to set up a favored donation through PCWF.
If you know of any other verifiable agencies that are helping the people in Palestine please post those also.
The direct links to PCWF are: