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.
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!
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.
occamswrist: Let me guess, you didn't read the article?
maddogdelta: 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!
TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Summary of the article: "I didn't personally see the Red Cross while I was out being (if I do say so myself) so super, but humbly, awesome. Therefore, because I have some unsourced comments about why I didn't personally see them, they did nearly nothing at all."Certainly, this is journalism at its finest.
themasterdebater: Sorry, did someone forget that a non-profit is a business like every other business?
Amos Quito: themasterdebater: Sorry, did someone forget that a non-profit is a business like every other business?Actually, the non-profits tend to be much more profitable.
imtheonlylp: Just checked. I can fit at least 2.3 million in my SUV. I'd be glad to help.
BarkingUnicorn: Red Cross press release archive, if anyone's interested in their side of the story.
pjbreeze: There are some non-profit charities that only take 10% percent of donations for administrative costs. The problem is they are not in the United States.
In the last month, the Red Cross has provided tens of thousands of shelter stays, served millions of meals and snacks, handed out millions of relief supplies, and provided other assistance like thousands of health services and emotional support contacts.
The Red Cross response to Sandy is massive. To date, the Red Cross has helped families and individuals in ten states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico affected by Sandy. The Red Cross has:Served more than 4.8 million meals and snacksProvided more than 70,100 overnight stays out of a total of 130,000 provided by all organizationsMade more than 43,800 health services and emotional support contactsHanded out more than 477,700 relief items
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