I had outlined in my head a post for today that would delve into the “alt-brown” tagline of this blog. It was to a small degree going to discuss religion and terrorism and perceptions of Muslims.
Before I could actually write any of it, I heard about the attack in Manchester. That post still needs to be written, however I’ve put it off for a few weeks.
Rather than have you read those thoughts, I decided to recommend you look up a charity or organization offering aid to victims.
One of the biggest efforts seem to be donating to the British Red Cross. Numerous GoFundMe pages have popped up as well, though it’s hard to verify the legitimacy of any of them. Having a healthcare system that covers everyone means that medical bills may not be a huge issue, though people will suffer in many other ways.
Many of the victims and injured were children. So if you just want to donate to a hospital, you could donate to Manchester Children’s Hospital trust, though I’m having a difficult time telling if this place actually has taken care of trauma patients. Even if they are not taking care of trauma patients, they likely will be involved in some way in providing care for some of these patients.
If you don’t want to donate to help victims of this attack, consider donating to other groups helping people in war-torn areas, such as The White Helmets, a group of volunteers providing aid civilian victims of the civil war (check out the documentary about them on Netflix). Or donate to Doctors Without Borders, an amazing organization that with healthcare professionals going into places that many others will not to provide medical care to those in need. Our family has donated to both in the past.
We’ll be back a week from today on our regularly scheduled Fridays with a more conventional post, as well as something short in between. Our “alt-brown” discussion will be put off for a few weeks.