Donations? Where does it really Go?
Posted in the Piedmont Forum
#1 Nov 4, 2011
As you open your pockets
for the next natural disaster,
keep these facts in mind:
The American Red Cross President and CEO Marsha J. Evans salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses
The United Way President Brian Gallagher receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits. They give to illegals I will not give to them.
UNICEF CEO Caryl M. Stern receives $1,200,000 per year (100k per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE .
Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause
On the other side:
The Salvation Army's Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.
96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.
The American Legion
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
Please share this with everyone you can
#2 Nov 4, 2011
Years ago an old veteran told me that during WWII the red cross would chagre GI's for everything they gave them, whether it was a cup of coffee overseas or a change of clothes when they came back home. But the Salvation Army would simply ask, "What do you need?" and then find a way to get it for them, no questions asked and certainly no charge. This man donated to the salvation army his whole life but would never give a dime to the red cross and I still trust his judgement and do the same thing. The red cross is really good at PR but the salvation army does more good with a lot less.
Glad to see this subject coming up especially now around the holidays. Plus many people who donate blood don't realize that the redcross sells that blood to hospitals and make huge profits off it. There is even a movement on-line asking people with O- blood to stop donating. I thought this was terrible at first since O- can be given to anyone but according to them the redcross has started recruiting O- types in preference to other blood types and this has caused a serious shortage on several occassions when a person with O- needed blood. O- can only use O-. Their theory is that it more effecient and profitable to concentrate on o- versus other blood types. Thats great and all until someone like me with O- needs it and it's not available. just something to think about.
#3 Nov 4, 2011
#4 Nov 4, 2011
#5 Nov 4, 2011
The worst offender was yet again for the 11th year in a row is, UNICEF - CEO,
receives $1,200,000 per year,(plus use of a Rolls Royce for his exclusive
use where ever he goes, and an expense account that is rumored to be well
over $150,000.) Only pennies from the actual donations goes to the UNICEF
cause (less than $0.14 per dollar of income).
The second worst offender this year is Marsha J. Evans, President and CEO
of the American Red Cross...for her salary for the year ending in 2009 was
$651,957 plus expenses. Enjoys 6 weeks - fully paid holidays including
all related expenses during the holiday trip for her and her husband and
kids. including 100% fully paid health & dental plan for her and her family,
for life. This means out of every dollar they bring in, about $0.39 goes to
related charity causes.
The third worst offender was again for the 7th time was, Brian Gallagher,
President of the United Way receives a $375,000 base salary (U.S. funds),
plus so many numerous expense benefits it's hard to keep track as to what it
is all worth, including a fully paid lifetime membership for 2 golf courses
(1 in Canada, and 1 in the U.S.A.), 2 luxury vehicles, a yacht club membership,
3 major company gold credit cards for his personal expenses...and so on. This
equates to about $0.51 per dollar of income goes to charity causes.
Fourth worst offender who was also again in the fourth spot, for every year since
this information has been made available from the start 1998 is amazingly yet again,
World Vision President (Canada) receives $300,000 base salary,(plus supplied -
a home valued in the $700,000 -$800,000 dollar value range, completely furnished,
completely paid all housing expenses, including taxes, water/sewer, telephone/fax,
HD/high speed cable, weekly maid service and pool/yard maintenance, fully paid
private schooling for his children, upscale automobile and an $55,000 personal
expense account for clothing/food, with a $125,000 business expense account).
Get this, because it is a "religious based" charity, it pays, little to no taxes, can
receive government assistance and does not have to declare were the money goes.
Only about $0.52 of earned income per dollar is available for charity causes.
Of the sixty some odd "charities" we looked at, the lowest paid
(President/C.EO/Commissioner) was heading up a charity group
in Canada. We found, believe it or not, it was......
Ready for this..
I think you might be surprised...
It is, none other than...
The Salvation Army's Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary
of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2
Billion dollar organization. Which means about $093 per dollar earned,
is readily available and goes back out to local charity causes...truly amazing
..and well done "Sally Anne"
No further comment is necessary..."Think Twice" before you give to your
Charity of choice as to which one really does the best for the most - or the
least for the most, for that matter.
#6 Nov 8, 2011
Thank you for the sources.
#7 Nov 11, 2011
It's good to know that at leaste the vetrans get 100%, they deserve it and Thank God for the Salvation Army. FU?K Unicef and The United way and Red Cross
#8 Nov 11, 2011
If you dig deep enough there is always a scandal. The Salvation Army handled the Jim Norman scandal about as badly as it could. The charity needs to rebuild public faith in its sense of civic responsibility.
Norman is the Hillsborough County commissioner and state senator-elect who has rationalized a deal where a political supporter gave his wife a half-million dollars to buy an Arkansas lakefront home. A trial court in Tallahassee called this what it was a gift laundered to the commissioner that he should have reported on his financial disclosure form.
Norman managed to win the Hillsborough-Pasco Senate seat in November even though the scandal had already broken. It is outrageous enough that neither the state Republican Party nor the incoming Senate president, Mike Haridopolos, had the spine to call out this gross ethical lapse. But the Salvation Army showed its contempt for the public, too.
The charity defended Norman a longtime employee and minimized the scandal as nothing but politics. It refused to explain what Norman did for his $95,000 salary. The charity stonewalled for months as the public demanded answers. Then it even botched the story of Norman's retirement this week and whether he'd be replaced, which he won't.
Established charities exist thanks to the generosity of the public and America's tax laws. Public scrutiny, in other words, is the price of doing business. The Salvation Army should be proud of its long legacy of good work. But Americans are watching their money very carefully in this struggling economy, and there are plenty of charities that could use a few bucks. The Salvation Army, by putting Norman and itself first, simply reminded the public at the start of this holiday season that charities earn their reputations every single day.
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#9 Nov 11, 2011
Now before the onslaught of omg this is from last year starts the original post was taken from snopes in Oct 2010 and clearly states most info is outdated.
#10 Nov 12, 2011
i understand that people get sick or pass away and need help with doctor bills and funeral expenses but there has to be another way to collect rather than leaving coffee cans all around town. I have come to the point of thinking "sometimes" they are misused. I feel bad for thinking this but we can't expect everyone to be honest.
#11 Nov 17, 2011
People like to stea them if thye are sat out as well. There was one sat out for my husband who had a tree fall on him in Aug, over in Ellington at Halls and someone stole it a couple weeks ago. It was full of money and mysteriously, nobody knew who she was that took it. The places where they get sat, will let whoever come get them and not think twice.
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