The Need for volunteer hours 

Under my ‘A Citizen's Responsibility’ and ‘Welfare to Charity’ pages, I make the case for everyone doing their part in helping those in need through charity verses government welfare.   There would be a mandated 5% charitable contribution by everyone with a minimum $1,500 a year.  Everyone would have the option of doing charitable hours in lieu of the first $1,500 by doing 3 hours a week in charitable hours. The 150 hours a year could be split up however the individual and charities decide.    

The Feeling of Acomplishment

It is well known to many that most people receive great satisfaction from helping others.  If someone were to have this motivation (in lieu of $1,500), to start helping others, it would be likely many would give extra hours because of the satisfaction they receive from helping.

Assessor Organizations

Part of the philosophy of many people, thus the philosophy of many Charitable Distribution Associations, of helping the poor would be that we do not put those people, we are attempting to help, in a worse situation.  This would truly take very dynamic ratings, coming from many different approaches.  Assessor Organizations would be on the forefront of these difficult to analyze and dynamic approaches.  They would look at the family dynamic and try to determine the best approach towards becoming independent or interdependent.      

Extra Hours At Your Own Job

Charities need very broad services and most people's jobs are tied in some way to those services.  Every Competitive Regulatory Agencies would be motivated by the Rating System to work well with Charitable Distribution Associations. Many CRA’s would have systems where people could work these extra volunteer hours in their regular job in lieu of pay.  The system would transfer the help towards charity in dynamic ways and would be rated.     

Ratings Would Force Charities to Improve 

Rating charities, by it very nature,will  have to be very dynamic, therefore having competing ratings agencies will be vital.  Conservative and liberal among others will rate methods and outcomes differently and every person will look at the rating agencies they trust to determine which Charitable Distribution Association (CDA) they will fund. 

Disaster Relief 

There are special and dynamic challenges and needs following a disaster, whether natural or terrorism.  Every CRA along with every CDA will be rated on planning as well as execution of disaster relief.  Construction workers teaming up with road, Utilities, garbage/ debris workers could have fast response teams ready to go.  Medical CRA teams would have many fast response models that would be tried and rated.  
I could envision CRA’s from every sector developing models where they could help.  It is likely that over half the population would be trained to quickly move into action in their current job.  CRA’s trying to achieve the best ratings will develop very productive and efficient policies to help those in need from a disaster.    


The $1,500 charitable requirement would begin at age 13.  Actual work can and would be done, however, the idea of starting at this age would be for training.  The ratings would likely be strongest for those trained in many disciplines.  From nurse's aid to learning how to help people with disabilities would taught. On the job training under supervision would be encouraged.  Every teen would be encouraged to have a wide range of talents needed for helping those in need.  
Volunteer hours will be needed for training for military, fire/rescue, police, or other public functions.  Therefore, training for these would need take place as well.  This wide variety of training would allow an individual to be  very useful in his or her volunteer hours.  
While competing for the best ratings, it is likely that a database of everyone and their training and certifications would be created.  When a disaster occurs, teams of managers would be able to quickly develop teams of all those close to the event and put these people to work within their training.  
The Elderly
The $1,500 requirement would not end with older ages.  Yes, at some level of disability of old age the volunteer hours would be rated to low and the person would be relieved of their responsibility of the hours or the $1,500.  However, the elderly can still contribute in many ways.  
Charities would have people specializing in getting the most help out of the elderly.  Because of the desire for the best ratings of these hours, productive and efficient ways to utilize the wisdom and worth of the elderly would be maximized.  
The elderly would yield much satisfaction from helping others and if they gave more hours, assessor organizations and charities would likely provide them extra help where needed.  A dynamic model of working though charities and receiving more benefits will be created.  Our current employment laws and Social security rules impede and disincentives the elderly from selling their labor. 
The reform of CRA’s and this charity model would allow and encourage a new economy of the elderly generating value and receiving the benefits that follows.  This could bring pride, honor and a feeling of worth to many elderly that current government policies discourages.        


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    Bill Haley Started Haley2024 in the spring of 2013 in an effort to do his part of restoring freedom to America. 


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