Much of Red Cross fund for Sandy aid still unspent

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  • Europe Topeno, Finland
    May 28, 2013 9:05 a.m.

    Red Cross and many other charities use the funds as they wish. Their overhead is often several % normally 15%. in 2005 RC received over 30 mil USD for the Asian tsunami. When we donate funds we have a wish/hope/purpose of immediate assistance to the location... If RC or any other organization manages the funds and receives interests for the monies, they should add those also to the donations and not pocket them. It took 7 yrs to use the moneys for the Finnish RC. During last few years several RC execs in the nordic countries have been found to embezzle donated funds and have been imprisoned. Sad! Therefore it is important for the people to check the money trail so that the funds go to the people in need and not to the organizations!

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 28, 2013 8:28 a.m.

    Charity is unfair, ineffective, and expensive and has never accomplished its stated mission in the history of the world.

    Charity in America is a business. There is no such thing as a non-profit business operation, all business operations have the main purpose of increasing the wealth of their owners.

    Charity is truly the most glaring example of people living off the labor of others.

    Because it is such a profitable business and is a good way to cheat on your taxes, you cannot move about in America without stepping on one. As a taxpayer I resent being forced to give to charities not my own.

    In Utah charities are in private garage sales, amusement parks, and just about every business you can name.

    Charity given for it’s financial reward is not charity. Forced charity is not charity.