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Red Cross does it again with funds

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by 45reloader, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. 45reloader

    45reloader Live Free

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    Haiti Aid totaled over 200 million dollars raised.But Haiti is not getting all the money.They will only receive 80 million of the dollars you donated.
    Just like 9/11 funds got "redirected", rather then going to the 9/11 victims we gave too.
    I would suggest giving your hard earned to someone else in the future.Someone like Doctors without boarders might be more willing to get your aid to Haiti.Domestically I'm going to be looking for a new organization.
     
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    Do you have a link to a credible story to back this up?
     
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    There was a news story on this a few days ago. I believe the person being interviewed was a spokesperson for the oversight organization that coordinates aid from organizations nationwide.

    It is not unusual that only a certain portion of the money donated goes to immediate relief. Usually, a good portion is held back in disasters of this type to help rebuild the infrastructure of the affected area.

    In Haiti's case, a larger amount is being held back than is customary, because the damage to the infrastructure of the nation is so great and extensive rebuilding will be needed.

    It is true that some immediate needs are still not being met, and organizations are working on that problem to make sure those needs are met while enough funds are held back to ensure the success of the rebuilding process.
     
  5. 45reloader

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    Google
    red cross corruption
    And take your pick of stories.
     
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    red cross is a business, if any business gave away the exact same amount that came in, it would be out of business in no time. they have equipment, vehicles, supplies, and etc. to buy to help haiti and all the other venues they expend their energy, time, and funds. just because they didnt give haiti all 200 million doesnt mean the red cross is corrupt. if they use some of the money to buy supplies that end up helping haiti and other people whats the difference.


    on a side note, just think if the people that sent all the money to haiti were that passionate about helping the people in this country that really need help, (not talking about worthless welfare sucking ficktards)
     
  7. 45reloader

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    No it's not a business it's a charity.
    The government reimburses them for alot of the money they give out.
    Do some reading and come back and post what you think.
     
  8. AirCav

    AirCav Out Front! CLM

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    They've been off my donation list since their poor performance after 9/11/2001.

    There are other worthy organizations out there who are better stewards of your charity.
     
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    amen!
     
  10. Just1More

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    I'll give an example of Red Cross corruption. After 9/11, they set up blood drives in every community across the country....for 3,000 dead people. Sure, many were injured, but they definitely took advantage of the situation. They'll never get a dime from me.
     
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    This is were your money goes.Why does the director of a charitable organization get a salary of almost 500,000:shocked:


    • Marsha J. Evans, President and CEO of the American Red Cross, was paid $468,599 in salary and benefits in fiscal 2003. (Source: BBB Wise Giving Alliance)
    • Brian Gallagher, President and CEO of United Way, was paid $432,709 in salary and benefits in fiscal 2003. (Source: Charity Navigator)
    • W. Todd Bassett, National Commander of the Salvation Army, was paid (along with his wife, who also works for the organization) $94,091 in salary and benefits in 2003 (including house and car). (Source: Fayetteville Observer)

    read more here.
    http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_charities_salaries.htm
     
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    gtrcivic Hokie Glocker

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    so called non profits for disasters board/executive membes make easily mid 6 figures..for what???? i used to give blood and $$ but no more knowing their salary.
     
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    ding! Ding! Ding!
    Winner!
     
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    Well - I can add that Haiti infrastructure is significantly hampering relief efforts. My primary passion is diving, and a live-a-board dive boat based out of Key West (M/V Spree) has been chartered for Feb and March to serve has a commercial dive platform for repair of the pier in Port au Prince....

    From one of the owners...

    "Well, here's a story for you: the Spree has been chartered to work in Haiti for 45 days. And the Coast Guard is letting us go.

    We are going to work with the construction/dive team that is doing the preliminary construction on the docks in the harbor in Port-au-Prince. Currently, the one remaining pier doesn't actually meet land, and without docks that can accommodate the larger vessels and container ships, shipping has come to a halt. Without shipping, the bulk of the relief aid can't get in."
     
  15. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Part of the 9/11 problem was there was SO much money donated and so FEW people that could benefit.

    As part of their charitable charter and federal law, they can't make someone rich by giving them $.

    I forget the #, but it worked out to something like $1 million per victim family. That makes them wealthy and destroys the Red Cross charitable designation.

    But let's knee-jerk again. :)
     
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    The only charity I bother donating to is the USO, every time I walked into their airport lounge I'm treated better that the employees at the airport
     
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    Then do the right thing.
    The red cross should announce they have hit the donation limit and no more funds are needed.
    Anything wrong with that ?
     
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    I recall my uncle saying that when he was in Vietnam, the RC was only around when there were cameras rolling and that when he deployed, the RC wanted "donations" from the soldiers for doughnuts and coffee before boarding their transport, whereas the Salvation Army was around much more often and much more generous. Needless to say, he always has something for the SA and won't give the RC a nickle.
     
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    I never donate to the Red Cross or any charity that the Red Cross is a part of. I have heard too many first hand accounts of their corruption.:steamed:
     
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    What charity I support, and whether or not I support one, is between me and God. I don't want to be like the rich man in the temple...