"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me." -- Matthew 25: 35, 36 ESVWe cannot depend on a massive, bloated government to take care of us. The cost is just too high, both to our finances and to our liberty. Instead, private charity and aid must be developed to effectively help those in real need.
Please support you local churches and synagogues, as well as other local charities. They need both your money and your time. Many communities have food banks, crisis centers, hospices, and other organizations designed to help local people in need.
In addition, here are some organizations that do work on a national and international scale that I feel are worthy of support:
DAV Charitable Service Trust
International Orthodox Christian Charities
Matthew 25: Ministries
Medical Teams International
Midweast Food Bank
Operation Blessing International
Orphan Grain Train
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Support Our Troops
Fisher House Foundation
Gary Sinise Foundation
Homes For Our Troops
Hope For the Warriors
Navy SEAL Foundation
Semper Fi Fund
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
NOTE: The above charities are just a few of the many excellent charities worthy of support. You can use the Charity Navigator website to find additional charities along with their ratings for financial responsibility and accountability.