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Most of this IS true :-( I personally know people that worked
for them ...


http://socialistworker.org/2012/11/1...sing-in-action
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I'm sick about the red cross , it used to be the model for non profit's , now it's a joke !
They'll get zero of my money ever !
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If even a sniff improper use of donations, I cross them off the list.
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Salvation Army is the way to go. Attachment 876076
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The Red Cross gets between 9% and 11% of its donations to the people who need it. The executives are among the highest paid in the nation. 'Nuff said?
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While I do not know wx this artical is factual or not, i can state that the source definitly needs to be taken into account.

I also agree with ALL statements above, but, will add that I NEVER "right off" any org for screwing up once, or twice. Perfect exp. Wounded Warriors. Head guy was an A-hole who stole $$$$. New guy in charge, place is back to being a GREAT organization.
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Good to know Thanks ;-)


Wounded Warriors. Head guy was an A-hole who stole $$$$. New guy in charge, place is back to being a GREAT organization.
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My dad hated the Red Cross from something that happened back in the late 40s. He wouldn't give them a dime, ever.
During last year's flood here the relief effort was centered at United was right across the street from my shop. Everything was running very smoothly until the Red Cross moved in and took over. They had to run everything and started refusing to accept certain products for donation and just making everyone angry. I've written them off long ago.
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Originally Posted by Tommysmicroskiff View Post
Most of this IS true :-( I personally know people that worked
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http://socialistworker.org/2012/11/1...sing-in-action
Well...I don't know enough about the Red Cross to have an opinion, but I would be very cautious about drawing a conclusion from a website that is titled "Socialistworker".
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Personal experience so take it for what it's worth. Last year during the Baton Rouge flood, I had family get flooded out. I went over to help. Folks gave millions to the Red Cross. I don't recall anyone receiving a dime from them or seeing their trucks anywhere. Plenty of random folks handing out stuff. We even had a lone guy from a church from Arkansas or somewhere walking the street and handing out $50 Home Depot gift cards. I'm very suspect of the Red Cross.
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Originally Posted by PXMAN View Post
Well...I don't know enough about the Red Cross to have an opinion, but I would be very cautious about drawing a conclusion from a website that is titled "Socialistworker".
That's what I was thinking. I don't put much stock in organizations that are far left or far right. I'm taking a stab in the dark but I'd bet Socialistworker falls into the far left category.
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The opening statement say " Red Cross was nowhere to be found during Sandy" this is just not true. For 2 weeks straight they came door to door asking if you needed food or water. They also had made up goody bags with batteries, paper, cleaning products, mops, buckets, tooth paste etc. the food truck came through every night with hot food.
I thought they did a good job.
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Originally Posted by beenie View Post
My dad hated the Red Cross from something that happened back in the late 40s. He wouldn't give them a dime, ever.
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Same with my dad. Had a bad experience during the Korean War. They would set up coffee and snack tents for soldiers returning from whatever exercises they were on and ran it like a commercial for profit operation. He didn't expound much about it but despised them. I donate nothing other than blood to them.
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As strange as it sounds I trust a pro athlete(J.J.Watt) more than I trust a lot of these organizations.
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After Sandy the Red Cross was nowhere to be found in my area, which was hit pretty hard. I was down at my house pulling out every pice of furniture and gutting the entire house to studs for almost 3 weeks before they showed up. A Red Cross van came down the street and offered me a bottle of water.....a goddamn bottle of water, which by the way I could've gotten at the 7-11 up the street.

The local relief organization, started by regular people in the neighborhood, took in donations and set up a camp at a park. They had constant hot food for people, provided coolers, heaters, clothing, really anything you needed. There was also an organization called CRI (Crisis Response International) that showed up within days and would help you do anything to your house that you needed. Pull stuff out, gut it, anything....and wouldn't accept a dime. This was all in full swing and helping a lot of people out well before the Red Cross finally showed up and offered me a F'ing bottle of water.

I told the guy in the van, as nicely as I could, to keep the water so that the jerkoffs running the red cross could suck up more profits. Screw the Red Cross! if anyone wants to donate, my recommendation would be to CRI. I have already donated to them for Harvey. They refused to accept my money after they helped me out with my house....refused! It is a volunteer organization of people who use their vacation time from their jobs, get in their own vehicles and drive to where help is needed. The crew that helped me was from Ohio. They showed up in one of the guys' truck and worked all week on my house to make sure if was all ready to be rebuilt. Great bunch of selfless people.
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I learned long time ago MOST of these organizations are KNEE DEEP in high salaires.

Don't get me wrong I completely understand it takes a LOT for the to operate and folks have be paid BUT with that said I am always a little skeptical about donating to them when times of crisis hit. I often doubted that the money is well spent

Local news broadcast last week was talking about local Red Cross in Upstate SC getting a grant to replace their ONE "rescue type" vehicle that is equipped for things that happen since the old one had not been operable in several years. Well if it was THAT important it should have been running all along

Now I have also heard great things about the RC from folks as well

With that said I did like a friend of mine, we knew of some local EMT's, firefighters and etc making the trip so we just gave them money to spend as they see fit . We felt that way we KNEW it would be used to help


One that really gets my goat is the United Way, still baffles me how they go so many people to have money payroll deducted at most of the plants around here. But with that said I do know personally they help fund our local school districts "snack pack" program where we send a back pack of food home with kids over the weekend that really need meals


Kind of like I tell folks at tax time, DONATE from the goodness of your heart and IF someone abuses it then THEY will have to answer one day for it


Best way I like to donate is to our church, we will have special funds for things like Harvey and they are handled by our local Baptist Association and then it at least goes to the churches in those areas affected
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Originally Posted by BACKTOTHESEA View Post
Same with my dad. Had a bad experience during the Korean War. They would set up coffee and snack tents for soldiers returning from whatever exercises they were on and ran it like a commercial for profit operation. He didn't expound much about it but despised them. I donate nothing other than blood to them.
My dad was in WWII
Said Red Cross charged troops for donuts at train stops going to be shipped out
Salvation Army didn't
Would never give them a dime
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Originally Posted by BACKTOTHESEA View Post
Same with my dad. Had a bad experience during the Korean War. They would set up coffee and snack tents for soldiers returning from whatever exercises they were on and ran it like a commercial for profit operation. He didn't expound much about it but despised them. I donate nothing other than blood to them.
And you realize that they sell that blood, right?
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Don't know what difference it makes but it is a 5 year old article.

The author:

https://thebrokenelbow.com/2016/02/1...y-boyer-r-i-p/

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