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  • That's pretty much the Red Cross way.

    /oh look, bonuses!
  • Obvious tag displaced by Sandy?
  • You need $150 million to send fat bureaucrats off to "conferences" at five star hotels and resorts where there's plenty of rich food and drink.

    That's how you truly help the needy.
  • But they're trying really really hard, until they figure out a way that money will just sit in our bank account.
  • I hear they're charging for donuts again.
  • L.D. Ablo: You need $150 million to send fat bureaucrats off to "conferences" at five star hotels and resorts where there's plenty of rich food and drink.

    That's how you truly help the needy.


    But that's what we have government for!
  • Sorry, did someone forget that a non-profit is a business like every other business?
  • I'll get the money to the victims. Send me the money.

    Can one of you tell the red cross they can send the money to me, please?
  • Wow... there is a whole lot of stupid in this thread....

    let's see... Storm is coming, what do we do? do we send aid to people right now and pay for that with funds we have right now? Well, that is how the Red Cross usually does business.

    After the storm hits, people send money.Great! But the RC already paid for the aid they sent to Sandy victims. What do they do?

    use the cash to pay for the next emergency you farking retards!
  • maddogdelta: Wow... there is a whole lot of stupid in this thread....

    let's see... Storm is coming, what do we do? do we send aid to people right now and pay for that with funds we have right now? Well, that is how the Red Cross usually does business.

    After the storm hits, people send money.Great! But the RC already paid for the aid they sent to Sandy victims. What do they do?

    use the cash to pay for the next emergency you farking retards!



    Except the article clearly states that while in the disaster area he did not see the original expenditure.
  • $ 150,000,000 and I'm GETTING MUTHERFARKING GREEN BEANS??!?!?!
    /MF-ERS better be serving LOBSTERS!!!
  • That's the way the Red Cross operates. The key is preparedness: Have all the necessary equipment and supplies ready in advance of the disaster. Use the money from the previous disaster relief fund-raisers for this event and use the money gathered by Sandy fund-raisers for the next (and future) events.

    //Wonders how many times he's read this article in some format or another.
  • maddogdelta: Wow... there is a whole lot of stupid in this thread....

    let's see... Storm is coming, what do we do? do we send aid to people right now and pay for that with funds we have right now? Well, that is how the Red Cross usually does business.

    After the storm hits, people send money.Great! But the RC already paid for the aid they sent to Sandy victims. What do they do?

    use the cash to pay for the next emergency you farking retards!


    Let me guess, you didn't read the article?
  • I will never, ever, EVER, give one red cent to an organized charity.

    I will give my last dollar to someone I know is in need.
  • It's easy, you load some expired cans of mushroom soup on a bus and drive to the disaster.
  • Send it to Gore and invest it in his green mutual funds and save us from future changes in the weather.
  • From what I gather in TFA no one is questioning how donations to the Red Cross work. They are questioning what exactly they are doing on the ground.

    I'm sure the Red Cross has a large presence in the area but it is a legitimate question to ask if you're counting on these organizations to provide relief.
  • This is why you don't donate money to these relief groups... instead you just go wherever the disaster is right after it happens and dive around looking for people you can help.

    Trust me... it's the best way. They only ask that people stay away to maintain their monopoly on the relief industry.
  • Charity organization pockets donation money. News at 11

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  • After every major disaster, it's same thing. Send $10 to 90blahblahblah...then the money never gets to the victims in a timely manner (if at all).

    It happened during 9/11, the Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, the Fukushima earthquake/tsunami...what made anyone think Superstorm Sandy would be any different?

    Yes, I know the logistics of getting aid into a disaster area is somewhat complicated...but c'mon, it's the same damn gong show every time!
  • Just checked. I can fit at least 2.3 million in my SUV. I'd be glad to help.
  • FarkinHostile: I will never, ever, EVER, give one red cent to an organized charity.

    I will give my last dollar to someone I know is in need.


    The Smeggy Fund to disorganize slut clothing will accept your money, spread slutty clothing all over the floor, backs of chairs, ceiling fans, etc
  • FarkinHostile: I will never, ever, EVER, give one red cent to an organized charity.

    I will give my last dollar to someone I know is in need.


    Ages ago I remember my ol' man telling me: "Most charities have some guy at the top making $20,000 a year and sitting in a plush office. You'd be better off giving to a local charity or church that sponsors a clinic or something like that."

    That was back when $20k was a pretty good paycheck - adjust for inflation, and the advice is still good.

    Add to this list: charities with a political axe to grind. I quit volunteering for a national charity after my third or fourth lecture on how a certain political viewpoint was evil. Honestly, if I wanted lectures I'd visit the politics tab.
  • occamswrist: Let me guess, you didn't read the article?


    Let me guess. Anecdotal evidence from one guy on the ground means the Red Cross didn't do anything because a blah guy is in the white house and SOSHALUZM!
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