Disaster has hit the Midwest and Atheists Giving Aid is stepping up to help again.
And we need your financial assistance…
Families need your help. Please give what you can, share this page, and help show the country that we don’t believe in god… we believe in each other!
This one hits close to home. We are headquartered in Shawnee, KS, about 4.5 hours northeast of Moore, OK. We’ve seen tornadoes. We know people that lived through the Joplin, MO tornadoes. We know people whose homes have been devastated by violent storms. What happened outside of Oklahoma City is nothing short of a natural disaster.
People have died, children gone, families ripped apart. At this time, others can pray if they want, but we want to help. These families and the citizens left there with no homes, will need help. We know the Red Cross is on hand. They serve a great purpose. However, a lot of their funds go to pay overhead. With us, your money goes right to those that need help. So, if you want to give money where you know it will go directly to someone in need, and NOT go through a religious source, then consider giving to Atheists Giving Aid. Whatever you can financially spare will allow our organization to get lives back to normal.
How can we guarantee this will go directly to people that need assistance? Well, for the first time since we started this charity, we plan to hand deliver aid to people in that town once the rescue workers leave and people try to rebuild their lives. We have local contacts that will assist us in finding those in need. We will physically spend up to a week there (if need be) to help give money and help to those that need it but haven’t gotten it. We don’t “preach” atheism to anyone when doing this or hand out “atheist
literature”. We don’t only give to atheists. We help whoever needs help and is willing to take our financial assistance. We simply let them know that people around the country wanted to help just because it’s the right thing to do. We let them know we are atheists, unashamed that we believe people helping other people is better than praying and doing nothing. This country is full of amazing non-believers and Atheist Giving Aid is your secular disaster relief source.
Dig deep. Give what you can. Share this page with everyone you know. We will help with living expenses, rebuilding homes, and helping people put their lives back together. Unlike with our Sandy Hook fundraiser or the Boston Tragedy, you will actually see the people you help this time. Those that don’t mind saying “thank you” for your help, we will allow to tell their stories on our site. We will take pictures/videos of the people we select to give aid to. So you can see the grateful faces of the fellow humans you helped… how your contribution put a smile on their face. Atheists are wonderful people. We just need to show the world we do step up when tragedy strikes and put our money where our mouth is.
We are currently filing our 501c3 paperwork for the IRS and have no reason to believe we will be rejected. All donations made prior to paperwork approval will be retroactively tax deductible. None of these funds go to run our charity. Donors, like you, donate directly to our website and organization to allow us to do this. We will update this page pictures and stories of those we help as they receive aid.