Hurricane Sandy Emergency Relief Fund

Hurricane Sandy Emergency Relief Fund is now closed.

Hurricane Sandy; Rescuing a little girl -Reuters/Adam Hunger

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Thank you to all who contributed! We helped a number of people.

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc from the Caribbean to Canada. Many people were in need of emergency aid. The Freethought Society partnered with the Texas Freethought Convention ,  The United Coalition of Reason and Volunteers Beyond Belief to collect and distribute money to help where needed.
The fund gathered over $5000, and was able to assist a number of families and individuals. A full report will be forthcoming.

 

Hurricane Sandy floods Haiti Reuters/Swoan Parker

FS in the News – Disaster Aid

Nontheists respond to Hurricane Sandy | Washington Post

There’s no doubt about it: atheists get a bad rap.

According to a 2006 national survey, nearly 79 percent of Americans believe that atheists don’t share their vision of American society. Nonbelievers are branded as immoral, hedonistic and rebellious. With the rise of the Religious Right, we’ve seen ever increasing attempts to equate religion and morality as mutually exclusive. We hear our politicians talk about their faith and how they believe it positively impacts society. We are marginalized by rampant assertions that belief in a god is a prerequisite for American patriotism.

So, it’s no surprise that with all of the negative stereotypes nontheists have to combat, we have a long way to go in proving that we can indeed be “good without God.”   … Some of the organized efforts are underway in the nontheist community to assist in disaster relief …

 

  Good without God: Atheists assist in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy | Secular News Daily 

… The Freethought Society has partnered with the Texas Freethought Convention to collect and distribute money to help where needed.  The     Coalition for Reason and American Atheists have joined this effort. View their video requesting funds here. To donate, please visit the Emergency Relief Fund page on the Freethought Society website. Encourage others to donate by liking and sharing their Facebook page….

 

  Secular organizations band together to give aid to Hurricane Sandy victims

Hurricane Sandy has wreaked havoc from the Caribbean to Canada. Many people are in need of aid. The Freethought Society, headquartered in Pocopson, PA, is partnering with the Texas Freethought Convention to collect and distribute money to help where needed.  The Coalition for Reason, Volunteers Beyond Belief and American Atheists have joined this effort….

 

   TFC Hurricane Sandy Emergency Relief Fund  (Video)

… The Hurricane Sandy Emergency Relief Fund is put together by the Texas Freethought Convention and the Freethought Society out of Pennsylvania.  It’s purpose is to assist those in the secular community and beyond who have been displaced, hurt, or otherwise affected by the hurricane. …

 

   Hurricane Sandy Emergency Relief Fund – Facebook page

News updates on the Fund, donors, recipients, participants

 

 

    Texas Freethought Convention – Facebook page

   Volunteers Beyond Belief – Facebook page

   United Coalition of Reason – Facebook page

    American Atheists – Facebook Page

 

 

   

 

Goddard scientist Stuart Jordan on “Toward a Better Human Future”; Sunday, Nov 11, 2012

Stuart JordanHURRICANE SANDY

EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

On Sunday, November 11, 2012 FS welcomes Stuart Jordan at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

His speech, “Toward a Better Human Future,” will assess how well enlightenment goals have been realized today in the United States and globally. Jordan will welcome dialogue with the audience and the room being used is conducive for such interaction.

Please meet at 2:00 PM in the Skyline Room located on the fourth floor of the library.

Dr. Jordan is a retired senior staff scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and is currently president and board member of the Institute for Science and Human Values (ISHV). He holds doctorates in physics and astrophysics and is a Rhodes scholar. His book, The Enlightenment Vision — Science, Reason, and the Promise of a Better Future, is due to be published at end of this year.

The Institute for Science and Human Values (ISHV) was founded by Paul Kurtz, and is committed to the enhancement of human values and scientific inquiry. This combines both compassion and reason in realizing ethical wisdom. It focuses on the principles of personal integrity: individual freedom and responsibility. It includes a commitment to social justice, planetary ethics, and developing shared values for the human family.  For more information on ISHV, visit their website.

PLEASE RSVP by visiting our Facebook Event page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Freethought-Society/147128532024347?sk=events#!/events/213424625456101/or our Meetup Page (http://www.meetup.com/Freethought-Society-Meetup/events/88514272/).

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