of course!!! i organised a charity event-dinner and dance for the pakistani victims of the flood last year and gave all the money i raised (£5,100 )- to the DEC and it made me feel sooooo good.
I am planning another event and have already starting fundraising. My DEC reference number) is EACAFUNDR040, of you can help in any way (ideas or contacts) or you can go on the DEC website and donate there or Donate £5 to provide safe drinking water for almost 8 people by texting AFRICA to 70000.
Yes of course it will make a difference. it will save people's lives
1. Most of the money that was given to governments was international finance loans (the country takes a loan to 'develop'. the leaders keep as much of it as possible for themselves, saddling the country with the debt plus interest) 2. This money is going to proper charities with workers out there.