CelebMix talks charity with Thomas Tighe of Direct Relief

Tis the season to be generous and what better way to get started than to learn about a charity that aims to benefit people all around the world? Direct Relief is a non-profit that has a mission statement that would inspire anyone to get involved with their organization.

“Improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations by mobilizing and providing essential medical resources needed for their care.”

We spoke with CEO and President of Direct Relief, Thomas Tighe about Direct Relief, other non-profit charities, and what factors are important to consider before giving your money to an organization. In the true form of a giver, Thomas didn’t just speak positively of his own charity but encouraged readers and viewers to get involved, to do their research, and to donate to a cause that was close to their own hearts.

Part of Thomas’ interview was something we all wonder but find it hard to ask – how can we be sure our money is being used correctly when we donate? Thomas realized that people liked to see what, where, and to whom their donations were being given and implemented a part of Direct Relief’s website to let everyone know exactly what their money would be used for. It’s just one reason Direct Relief is a stand out organization.

After speaking with Thomas we felt like Direct Relief was an organization that truly focused on helping make the world a better and safer place for people and places that have suffered tragedy and during the holidays, there’s nothing more selfless than that.

If you’d like to donate to Direct Relief or learn more about their organization, you can visit their website.

Have you chosen a charity to donate to this year? Tweet us at @CelebMix and let us know.

Written by Ashley

Writer, coffee drinker, mother.