$500 million for 6 shacks in Haiti? A drop in the bucket of Red Cross donation abuses!
One thoughtful person responded to our last post and link to Thursday's NPR article regarding the Red Cross, asking what has happened to the money. It is being followed. A report will be out soon. In the mean time this is a worldwide and long standing behavior of not just the Red Cross but of most of the best known charities. With reference to the Red Cross please Google an article by Richard Walden of the Huffington Post entitled, "The Red Cross Coming Home To Roost: Remember 9/11 Anyone?” Additionally, if interested please reference an article by Laura Sullivan/ NPR Investigations entitled: "Red Cross 'Diverted Assets' During Storms Aftermath To Focus On Image". And these are only the tip of the "melting money" ice burg.
The point is that the concern we should have is not just about the $500,000,000 donated for Haiti for which the good hearted donors received just six $400 shacks. The concern is about billions of donated dollars intended to help people all over the world. The Haiti data demonstrates that for each billion donated to the Red Cross we get a total of 12 each $400 shacks which we wouldn't put our lawn mower in.
The greatest mystery for me is why the major media outlets keep advising well intended Americans to give to the Red Cross. If any of us operated like the Red Cross has for years the media would be screaming for our prosecution as it should. Why not the Red Cross? And worse, why do they encourage hard working and generous Americans to give to an organization about whom there is public knowledge of extreme abuse of billions of donated dollars ?!