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Red Cross?

henapplehenapple Posts: 15,986
Right now people are probably flooding the RC with donations.. Might need to think again.

https://www.propublica.org/article/red-cross-ceo-has-been-misleading-about-donations

The charity spent $2.2 billion on the blood business, most of which went to employee wages and benefits. By contrast, the charity spent $467 million, or 14 percent of total spending, on its famous domestic disaster response programs, including the expensive Sandy relief effort.
Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,306
    I quit giving to the Red Cross and United Way decades ago.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • Operation Barbecue Relief all the way!
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    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,591
    I just got an email from Academy (sporting goods for those that don't know) and they're collecting RC donations in store and online.  Fine print says - Academy will pass 100% of the money collected through to RC but RC will not receive your contact information. If you need a donation receipt for tax purposes, contact RC directly to donate by phone or online.  I know that would provide an administrative burden on them, especially if they're collecting $5 and $10 cash donations and I applaud their effort to do this, but I hate that I have to read fine print about donating money.
    Austin, TX
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,591
    I'm looking for corporate matching situations where I can, to maximize it.  If anyone knows of any, please post.
    Austin, TX
  • I'm a pretty big fan of this quick and easy research tool.   The smaller outfits don't have the numbers to make it onto the rankings and I give anyway (Operation BBQ, I'm looking at you), but for the larger charities, it's nice to know that your dollars get to those in need.

    https://www.charitynavigator.org/
    It's a 302 thing . . .
  • My father is a Volunteer with Red Cross Disaster Services here in Atlanta.  He responds to fires and local disasters here in Atlanta.  I'll donate to the local chapter that supports the DAT - Disaster Assistance Team, but that is all.

    He was asked to go to Haiti after their earthquake, but mom's cancer kept him local.  Will he consult with the big guys, yes, but he will also tell them they are idiots and doing things wrong.  They get mad at him.  He threatens to leave, but no one can manage ATL like he does; they come begging for him to return.

    I'll support my church as far as donations of good go.  We have filled 1 53ft trailer so far and are 1/2 way into a second.  We have partnered with people we know in Houston directly where I believe the most good can happen.

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    Stockbridge, GA - just south of Atlanta where we are covered up in Zombies!  #TheWalkingDead films practically next door!

  • OBR or UMCOR
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,709
    When a certain president refused to speak against a certain protest group waving red, white and black flags a couple weeks ago (to keep this non-political) the Red Cross cancelled some events at Mar a Lago, which I applauded.
     
    But then I thought, "The Red Cross schedules events at Mar a Lago?!?"
    :angry:
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,096
    edited September 2017
    We gave to Jim and Tammy Faye :wink:
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,986
    Goodwill... Take free donations and sell them. Red Cross.. Take free blood and sell it. The CEO of the RC makes over 600k. Salvation Army CEO makes around 10k and housing. 
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,363
    I retired after serving 20 years as an Advisory Board member of the Salvation Army. Due to my professional background I was involved heavily in the financial aspects of their operation. Consequently my "heart and money" goes to the Salvation Army for this disaster relief as well as the ongoing good they do to our community. 
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,986
    For once Ron.. And only this time I'll agree with you. 
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 2,051
    SA is a great charity. They are one of only 2 that get annual checks from our household. 

    I am surprised that SiriusXM is steering all of their fundraising to the RC. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

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  • masomaso Posts: 240
    What little Red Cross does give out, it's only to those who qualify for FEMA help (very low income). You have to have a FEMA number to even apply for assistance. RC refused to help my family in a time of need so I refuse to give them my money now and discourage others too. Thank God for the local churches and community members! They provided way more assistance than any group I know. 

    I did give to OBR as that is a much needed effort that goes very much unseen and unconsidered. 
    Large BGE in Moore, OK
  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 1,293
    Legume said:
    I'm looking for corporate matching situations where I can, to maximize it.  If anyone knows of any, please post.
    Tomlinson s in Austin. 
    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,591
    dmchicago said:
    Legume said:
    I'm looking for corporate matching situations where I can, to maximize it.  If anyone knows of any, please post.
    Tomlinson s in Austin. 
    The pet supply store?  Can't find it on their website - do you know where I can find info?
    Austin, TX
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 27,873
    maso said:
    What little Red Cross does give out, it's only to those who qualify for FEMA help (very low income). You have to have a FEMA number to even apply for assistance. RC refused to help my family in a time of need so I refuse to give them my money now and discourage others too. Thank God for the local churches and community members! They provided way more assistance than any group I know. 

    I did give to OBR as that is a much needed effort that goes very much unseen and unconsidered. 
    Why do you suppose they do that?
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  • maso said:
    What little Red Cross does give out, it's only to those who qualify for FEMA help (very low income). You have to have a FEMA number to even apply for assistance. RC refused to help my family in a time of need so I refuse to give them my money now and discourage others too. Thank God for the local churches and community members! They provided way more assistance than any group I know. 

    I did give to OBR as that is a much needed effort that goes very much unseen and unconsidered. 
    Why do you suppose they do that?
    It's a mystery!
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,099
    OshKosh/Carters is donating 1 mil-worth of kid's clothing financial relief and you can donate in-store online as well.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 27,873
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,986
    Meaning? 
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,944
    henapple said:
    Meaning? 
    Nola's been dranking 
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,986
    henapple said:
    Meaning? 
    Nola's been dranking 

    Always 

    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • So he alcohol-blood level is in optimal range?????

    LBGE #19 from North GA Eggfest, 2014

    Stockbridge, GA - just south of Atlanta where we are covered up in Zombies!  #TheWalkingDead films practically next door!

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 27,873
    I'm just always an assh0le.
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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,944
    Nola hits his stride at .12BAC 
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,511
    Sorry your golf cart flooded.  
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,363
    I'm just always an assh0le.
    LOL - maybe, but here's my honest question for you.  When Katrina hit and NO was in such serious straits were you personally affected, or had close friends who were? Maybe you have answered that before but I don't recall...let alone know where you live in the NO vicinity. 
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,511
    Ron he did answer it. His Porsche tire popped a few times. 
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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,306
    This is likely to go well.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
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