Eli Home sets up Relief Fund for Typhoon Victims

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An Update from Lorri Galloway:

“Thank you to all who have already donated money to The Eli Home Emergency Relief fund.  Eli will transfer 100% of all donations directly to an international non-profit organization, Quota International, whose beneficiary worldwide is the hearing impaired, disadvantaged women and children. Their main office is in Washington DC, and my cousin is a part of it. They currently have “boots on the ground…” in Tacloban, and this is a way to get immediate help to them which is so desperately needed. They will be using the funds to purchase blankets, tents or other supplies and will be there to distribute it.   For all of my FB friends who have shared our request, please share this information as well.  God bless you for caring!”
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The Eli Home has set up an emergency relief fund for victims of the Philippine typhoon disaster. Lorri Galloway of the Eli Home announced the fund on Facebook this morning.
“My cousin, Ernest Herrera, is working directly with the relief efforts in Tacloban, the epicenter of the devastation. He has requested help with the desparate need of blankets and tents for the hundreds of thousands of children and families who have been displaced and homeless without power or clean water. Your donation to the Eli Home is tax deductible and will be directly and immediately transferred to the Tacloban relief efforts in conjunction with the Philippine Red Cross.”
Please make your donation on Eli’s website at www.elihome.org/events.html or send to Philippine Relief Effort,   c/o The Eli Home, 1175 N. East Street, Anaheim, Ca. 92805.

  4 comments for “Eli Home sets up Relief Fund for Typhoon Victims

  1. November 12, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    This is a great idea. But isn’t it a bit duplication to the Red Cross effort? I hope the costs of administrating the fund are not significant. Do you know Dan if Eli Home plans to send 100 percent of the contributions to those in need, or take an administrative cut for their management costs? I figure I would ask before those who might see this as a political stunt ask in more colorful ways.

    • November 12, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      That’s pretty cynical; I just confirmed with Lorri that 100% of the funds go to the relief fund. And for Diana, with the federal and state grants require Eli Home to show their books to those issuing grants they receive for funding so to suggest there’s no oversight or an abundance of funds going to administrative costs as opposed directly to those needy kids is inaccurate. You’d be wise to verse yourself in the types of funding they receive and how funds are dispersed. Wow, someone sets up a relief fund to aid victims of a catastrophic natural disaster and your first reaction is Lorri seeks to profit from misery? For shame….

  2. Diana eckstein
    November 12, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Excellent questions Chris, and they should be addressed before donations are sent to The Eli Home, especially since they do not make their books open to the public. It is unknown just how much money donated to The Eli Home goes to “administration” costs and how much goes to the needy who are represented as being served.

  3. November 12, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Well, isn’t it great that we got that all cleared up. That should at least minimize the cheap shots ahead of time. :-)

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