You remember how the Red Cross did Hati, and 9/11 servicemen and survivors?
Texas most likely will be no different.
After watching all the devastation happening in east Texas, the nation has sent an outpour of love and support to the victims and displaced residents who were in the path of Hurricane Harvey.
And in this helping spirit, we often donate money to organizations so they help get necessary supplies to those in need. According to Affinity, “roughly 30,000 people will be in shelters and around 450,000 will need some sort of assistance in this disaster.” “American Red Cross: Together we SCAM lives” pic.twitter.com/0f4eRl4x25 — Hales6ix ♛ (@Hales6ix) August 29, 2017
However, one of those well-known organizations with a documented, bad reputation is Red Cross Association.
Not to be trusted…
The Red Cross is absolutely notorious for raising a lot of money in donations for disaster relief and not actually putting it to good use, as mentioned in their mission statements. For instance — and as one that should resonate most-clear — during the massive 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Red Cross raised around half a billion dollars in donations.
Do you realize how much money that is in donations? Do you realize how many people had to charitably give, in order for it to reach such an amount? Well, with all those funds, Haiti should’ve been a country on the way to new birth, right? Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Matter of fact, no one knows what happened to those particular Red Cross funds — outside of the SIX poorly-built houses the organization constructed before dipping out. Actually, NPR did report that Red Cross spent 25 percent of Haiti’s funds on their own “internal expenses.”
Not the first time Red Cross has thrown up a big ‘f**k you’ to the people…
Back in 2001, when New York City’s twin towers were attacked, Red Cross jumped its glory-hogging self in the limelight yet again. According to the source, they raised OVER $1 billion in donations. However, the victims never saw or received the money.
The source mentions that the Red Cross Association only opened a few shelters during the attack. “They even handed out coffee and donuts for the rescue workers on site, yet charged them for the food and drinks.”
Do you think Hurricane Katrina victims were treated differently? Of course not. Sure, the Red Cross gave Hurricane Katrina victims food and shelter. Part of the mission, right? Likewise, they helped them relocate to hotels. Yet, there was other stuff happening in the background. The source notes that the organization was reimbursed for it due to “pre-existing contracts as long as there was a state or federal disaster declaration.” Nevertheless, after Katrina, people saw the aforementioned issue with the Red Cross: raised a lot of money and never actually disbursed it to help.
Texas knows this is the case and has been asking people NOT to donate to Red Cross for those very reasons. So, if you’ve donated to Red Cross already, sorry to tell you that you pretty much tossed those funds into the flood water, itself. Yet, you can still help spread the word. There are plenty of other places where people can donate their money. But Red Cross? You’d be better off heading to a casino with that money. You’d have a better chance of something good coming out of the situation.
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