Red Cross Diverted 9-11 Towers Donations from Victims!

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  1. W4XKE

    W4XKE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Red Faces at the Red Cross...

    Another report of corruption of charitable contributions:,8599,184475,00.html

    Only when publicly embarressed in the media did the R/C turn loose of some of the money that people had donated for the victims. Much the same story for Haiti and New Orleans.

  2. KC7YRA

    KC7YRA Ham Member Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    Not to choose sides here, but before my WW2 veteran grandfather passed away, he told me to NEVER trust the redcross.

    He had some stories from when he was in the service, serving in the European theater. Absolutely shocking.

    For that very reason, I have kept a distance from the RC. The stories like this from the past decade don't help the matter.

  3. W3WN

    W3WN Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is nothing new.

    It's been well documented in the past that when the American Red Cross solicits donations for THIS disaster, they actually bank the money. They will spend the banked money on the next disaster, when it comes.

    What's disengenous is that they imply, when they're soliciting, that the $$ is needed for THIS (the current) disaster. They probably figure that if they said "we need to get ready for the next one" (in not so many words) they wouldn't get as much in the way of donations, especially the sympathy ones.

    That's not counting the money that's... let's say diverted... to help pay the usual administrative costs. Like 6 figure salaries for the top brass. Plus perks.

    Nothing new here. No surprise that they've done this for 9/11 donations, just like they've done with all the others.
  4. KW4MW

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    My F-I-L was also in the European theatre. He related after being in the rain and mud for several weeks they came upon a Red Cross truck with hot coffee and donuts - for a price..
  5. N5CEY

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    As a young ham (14), I was on flood watch duty on the allegheny river in Kittanning, PA. I was on the river level watch for 36 hrs, calling in water/ice levels of the river. The RC came by and generously gave out HORSERADISH sandwiches and coffee you could pave the street with.

    My dad was in Korea, and said the RC would SELL donuts to the troops.

    Agree with YRA, always kept my distance.
  6. N0AZZ

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    Same stories here from family first hand, I would never give one red cent to them a bunch of crooks. But I never miss a chance to give to the Salavation Army. With them you can depend on your money being spent on the people it was meant for and not for salaries some quite high like the "Red Cross". There are several church releif groups that give 100% of the money is applied to the people.

    I saw what the Alimish did after 3 different tornados in my area the Joplin, MO being the largest manpower that you would not beleive for a very long time there work set aside just to help (most are self employed) but still need to pay bills. In fact I saw on the news just a few weeks ago that one large area of woods still needed to be cleaned up in the city and showed about 15-20 Alimish men with chain saws and the same amount of women carrying brush to piles.
  7. WA6MHZ

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    "Marsha J. Evans, President and CEO of the American Red Cross...for her salary for the year ending in 2009 was $651,957 plus expenses. Enjoys 6 weeks - fully paid holidays including all related expenses during the holiday trip for her and her husband and kids. including 100% fully paid health & dental plan for her and her family, for life. This means out of every dollar they bring in, about $0.39 goes to related charity causes."

  8. W5INC

    W5INC Ham Member QRZ Page

    You can add the United Way to this list also. :mad: I don't think Clara Barton received a penny for her work during the Civil War here in the USA.
  9. KF5FEI

    KF5FEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    The only thing worse is companies that "insist" their employees contribute to United Way or other charities. Several places I have worked were not to shy to let you know your next raise might suck if you didn't pony up.
  10. K6CPO

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    I encountered this where I worked. They knew they couldn't require you to donate, but you had to attend a mandatory solicitation meeting where the implication was that you should donate. After a few years of low donations, the dropped the meetings and just brought the donation forms around during working hours. Didn't help...

    The military used to be all hot on the Combined Federal Campaign and used the same pressure tactics to try to get donations. I don't think there's much of that going on any more.

    Because of all the adverse publicity, I haven't donated to any "charity" in years. I give my money (and time) to other organizations, some animal related. A number of years back, a female jogger was killed by a mountain lion in San Diego County. The mountain lion was subsequently tracked down and killed. It turned out it was a female with a couple of cubs. The cubs were turned over to an animal rescue organization to be cared for. One of my co-workers was bitching about how the cubs got more monetary donations than the children of the jogger. I reminded him that animal rescue organizations aren't government supported and there are many, many other organizations devoted to families, including the welfare system. And the jogger's husband (the kid's father) was still alive and working...
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