My name is Sheridan
- Mar 31, 2009
Isn't the idea you donate anyway?On a similar note:
Meanwhile in ... you name it. Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Haiti, Rwanda, etc.Meanwhile in where, California?
Isn't the idea you donate anyway?
The ice bucket thing is more about making people aware of the charity through a viral video and making other people wet in the process.
Because if you chose the bucket over the giving to charity, it's kinda pointless isn't it?
This. A lot of people are doing it in order to avoid paying more to charity, even if they can clearly afford to give the $100 minimum. So they're insulting the large population living with water scarcity or without running water in order to avoid paying for medical research.The point is you douse yourself in ice water and donate 10 bucks or don't and donate 100 (or more, but that's the minimum).
This too. The whole thing lost its meaning along the way too. Almost nobody mentions ALS or what the challenge is about anymore, not in the videos or in the description, so it's no longer the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge", but rather the "Ice Bucket Challenge". Makes you wonder if some of the people that did it along the way actually donated anything.So far, about 75% of the non-celebrity ones I've seen don't even mention ALS in the video, or even in the description. To them, it's more like the cinnamon or Saltine cracker challenge.
No, but putting a whole wave of videos on the internet of people wasting clean drinking water for no apparent reason than to be cheap is a slap in the face for people in countries where clean drinking water is hard to obtain and/or very expensive. And yes, a lot of these places have access to the internet, and to cellular phone services but limited access to drinking water.Let me get this straight... if we save water in developed countries, suddenly Africa gets more water?