My question is, where is all this money going? Back in 2004 for example, the Indian ocean tsunami...
If I recall correctly, billions and billions of dollars were given as donations to charities such as the Red Cross, Oxfam, Unicef etc to help those in need.
Public — By the end of 6 January 2005 the total from UK citizens stood at GBP 100m (USD 190m) who responded by donating at a rate of up to GBP 1m per hour in the first week. — On 26 February 2005, it was announced that the Disasters Emergency Committee (an umbrella organisation of 12 aid agencies) were closing their appeal after raising a total of GBP 300m in the two months since the disaster struck. Other British charities raised a total of GBP 50m.
Where did all that money go? Why haven't we seen how it's been used?
A rather different example would be a charity such as Cancer Research UK, who depend on donations as funds for their research. We often see the end product of how our money has been used.
I do give to charity and will continue to do so, It just seems a shame that we never see how our money is used or whether it is all being used...