Author Topic: So what is the American Red Cross doing with the $100M collected for Sandy Aid?  (Read 2380 times)

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Sitting on it, paying themselves, I guess, by collecting interest it appears.


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If true, this is superstorm sh!tty. If true, they should have their non-profit status retroactively revoked.

Wonder what they're doing with the $100 I just donated to them for tornado relief.
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I saw first hand the American Red Cross's "response" in our moment of crisis. And now this.


I personally will not donate another cent to them. Ever. EVER.
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I remember complaining that I never saw the Red Cross in Rockaway once, yet a few board members here assured me that they were there in Sandy's aftermath.

Where?
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I mentioned the lack of aid from the Red Cross to someone who was a former volunteer (I had actually had a cashier asking to collect for the red cross for sandy relief 2 days after the storm hit) and was chided. I was told that they're a charity not a government agency and aren't required to help anyone. They'll never see a dime of my money. I'd rather donate directly to people or local groups.

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So far they have given me a bag of semi to completely useless supplies that they had the balls to call a survival bag, one pb & j sandwich and a cup of coffee in the days and weeks after the storm. I too will never again donate one cent to these d-bags and for the life of me cannot figure out how they get away with this. They pulled the same crap after 9/11.

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Wow. I'm contacting my bank in the morning to do a chargeback on the donation I just made.
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I remember complaining that I never saw the Red Cross in Rockaway once, yet a few board members here assured me that they were there in Sandy's aftermath.

Where?

there was a thread on this somewhere. a bunch of us had ridiculous run-ins with them. after that, i wouln't give them a penny ever again, either. the level of adminisitrative incompetence makes it feel like it's intentional fraud.

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My experience was during early Sandy cleanup in Rock, on two occasions seeing one shiny, clean, white, Red Cross truck idling on Beach Channel Drive. That was at the point where your car got filthy/sandy just driving around, so it was noteworthy that it was the only clean vehicle around.   
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Was that the truck with the plastic garbage bags full of warm hamburgers and crushed buns?


The Red Cross collects money for the Red Cross- even if they collected 150 million in aid for Sandy Relief, they certainly won't dole out that much. It goes into a collective pool that is spread out to all kinds of events. A local Apt house fire and families needs a place to stay. They don't have benefit concerts to help them, so they get a sleazy hotel room somewhere that has hourly rates. They will say that they "collected a bajillion dollars for so and so", but they won't be saying how much they actually paid out. You are better off contacting a local charity or church group in the affected area and sending them the money. They will have it out there in the community in a day through clothing, food and necessities.
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In that situation let's just hope the Red Cross shows up to the apartment that actually caught on fire and not the one next door that already got their heat and electricity back.
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With the exception of the Grey Beards, Team Rubicom, Klaus aka PS1 Art Center and the Mormon church every charity includeing some of the more popular ones can go take a Flying f*ck at a rolling doughnut..



..Whore it to death then sell the corpse on Craigslist... (used to be Ebay but eff Ebay and Paypal)

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A couple of days after sandy I emailed the red cross to see why they were not in rockaway, their response-there is a lot of traffic heading into that area and we are in the middle of a gas shortage. Cant take the chance of our volunteers getting stuck out there with no gas.
 
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They are like Madoff but worse, instead of ripping off the 1% they rip off the 99% that cant afford it but think they are doing a good deed by donating a large portion of their small paycheck