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Disbelief

Johnson City, TN

#1 Nov 13, 2012
The American Red Cross
President and CEO Marsha J. Evans'

salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses

MARCH OF DIMES
It is called the March of Dimes because

only a dime for every 1 dollar is given to the needy.

The United Way
President Brian Gallagher

receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.

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.

GOODWILL CEO and owner Mark Curran profits $2.3 million a year.
Goodwill is a very catchy name for his business.

You donate to his business and then he sells the items for PROFIT.
He pays nothing for his products and pays his workers minimum wage! Nice Guy.
$0.00 goes to help anyone! Stop giving to this man.

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Instead, give it to ANY OF THE FOLLOWING

GO "GREEN" AND
PUT YOUR MONEY

WHERE IT WILL
DO SOME GOOD:

The Salvation Army
Commissioner, Todd Bassett receives a small 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!
The Veterans of Foreign Wars
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.

Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Disabled American Veterans
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Military Order of Purple Hearts
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Vietnam Veterans AssociationNational Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.

Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

Make a Wish: For children's last wishes.

100% goes to funding trips or special wishes for a dying child.
St. Jude Research Hospital

100% goes towards funding and helping Children with Cancer who have no insurance and can
not afford to pay.
Ronald McDonald Houses

All monies go to running the houses for parents who have critical Children in the hospital.

100% goes to housing, and feeding the families.
Wendy

Johnson City, TN

#2 Nov 14, 2012
Very informative.
crock

Knoxville, TN

#3 Nov 14, 2012
I don't know about the other allegations here, but I do know that Mark Curran is not the CEO of Goodwill International (the main organization) or any other Goodwill and never has been. I suspect the rest of this is rubbish as well.

http://www.goodwill.org/uncategorized/think-b...
all bs

Knoxville, TN

#4 Nov 14, 2012
shazbotbaru

United States

#5 Nov 14, 2012
we give nothing to anyone of these organizations..We give nothing to churches either..we see too many misappropriations in these charities..When I see a pastor/preacher wearing $1000.00 suits, driving BMW'S, living in high dollar homes, I KNOW where the tithe goes.They need to be taxed like every other organization and a standard pay rate for all of them...so, I take care of my own and the heck with those who take money for themslves supposedly for the needy..nuff said..

“You know they all....pretend”

Since: Nov 08

Flush 'em out, TN

#6 Nov 15, 2012
Folks, do your own homework on this; much of what is in "Disbeliefs'" post is incorrect.
It's a copy/paste of an old (really old) chain email that apparently is still around for some reason.

A good place to start your research is with the link "all bs" posted.
johnson

Kingsport, TN

#7 Nov 15, 2012
the red cross ceo actually makes more than listed above, over a million a year, however the organization does score high marks as a whole! but still over a million buck for a charitable organization is pretty unreal!
Fact Check

Chatsworth, GA

#8 Nov 15, 2012
The current President and CEO of the American Red Cross is Gail J. McGovern, whose 2010 yearly compensation was $1,032,022, considerably higher than the $651,957 figure mentioned above.
check fact

Dandridge, TN

#9 Nov 16, 2012
Fact Check

Chatsworth, GA

#10 Nov 16, 2012
And they say that 2010's figure was because "For fiscal year 2010, the one-time cost of her relocation from Boston to Washington, D.C.— about $475,000 — was included with her regular pay."

How much does it cost you all to relocate? Is $475,000 a reasonable price to pay the moving company or not?
Fact Check

Chatsworth, GA

#11 Nov 16, 2012
Not to mention, how is it that she worked from 2008 to 2010 at the job as CEO in Boston then suddenly had to move to Washington? Don't people normally get paid relocation when they relocate for the job, and not at some random time while working at a place?
check fact

Dandridge, TN

#12 Nov 16, 2012
question

Cleveland, TN

#13 Nov 16, 2012
Envious that you dont have a rolls royce?
question

Cleveland, TN

#14 Nov 16, 2012
johnson wrote:
the red cross ceo actually makes more than listed above, over a million a year, however the organization does score high marks as a whole! but still over a million buck for a charitable organization is pretty unreal!
Do you expect the head of a charity like this to make as much as the corner store clerk?
johnson

Kingsport, TN

#15 Nov 16, 2012
question wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you expect the head of a charity like this to make as much as the corner store clerk?
Six figures maybe, not 7!!! Wonder how much she donates??

“You know they all....pretend”

Since: Nov 08

Flush 'em out, TN

#16 Nov 17, 2012
Again, if you'll actually do some homework (check fact's link is very good, for example), you'd know that NONE of the CEO's salary comes from money you or I donate.

They're 91-92% efficient (admin overhead is 8-9%), which is largely better than most national charities.

If you've ever been a part of or received help from them, you'll know what's up.

Keep in mind that, especially these days, there's fierce competition amongst charities of all types for an ever-dwindling amount of contributions.
Folks don't have extra money like they used to, so donations are down for every charity.
As a result, some charities have taken to spreading negative "reports" on their competition - a sort of smear campaign, if you will.

That's where this social media-spread stuff comes from.

I encourage everyone to help any charity they can, AFTER they've done their own homework on said charity.
Tired

Wartrace, TN

#17 Nov 17, 2012
Does anyone else find it annoying that it is nearly impossible to go shopping without having someone ask for money? It is also highly inappropriate employers to "encourage" contributions to charities through payroll deductions.

There are numerous (tax-funded) programs to assist families in need! Too many "needy" families take advantage of assistance provided by organizations. Often times, the adults in these households are able to work but choose not to work or they are are too busy making excuses for why they can't work. Many are addicted to some form of drug - including prescription medications (funded by state insurance benefits). Our society is one that continues to deteriorate right before our eyes as the cycle perpetuates.

“You know they all....pretend”

Since: Nov 08

Flush 'em out, TN

#18 Nov 18, 2012
Brings up a good point of debate, "Tired".
Which method do you prefer:
a. the forced government "redistribution" method
b. private charitable donations, determined by each of us
Dammed Trickle Down

AOL

#19 Nov 18, 2012
Todays income inequality is worse than 1774. It's worse than the days of Ancient Rome. Back then the wealthiest Romans controlled only 1% of the Roman Empire's wealth. Today the wealthiest 1% of Americans control 40% of this country's wealth. Grocery stores and restaurants would rather throw away good food as a tax write it off than give it to the needy. Greed and stinginess is killing us.

Maybe if more stock holders would limit the "redistribution of wealth" from workers to upper management, by capping the percentage CEO's are paid in stock, retirement packages and bonuses, companies might be able to afford to work employees more than two hours a day. Maybe if they didn't earn nearly 350 times more than what they pay their employees, their workers wouldn't need Food Stamps to survive. This is why people are begging consumers to understand that if they had a living wage they wouldn't need Food Stamps or charities.

*Walmart CEO Michael Duke's $35 million salary, when converted to an hourly wage, worked out to $16,826.92. By comparison, at a Walmart store planned for the Windy City's Pullman neighborhood, new employees to be paid $8.75 an hour would gross $13,650 a year.
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/walmart-ceo-pa...
get real

Johnson City, TN

#20 Nov 20, 2012
moparedtn wrote:
Brings up a good point of debate, "Tired".
Which method do you prefer:
a. the forced government "redistribution" method
b. private charitable donations, determined by each of us
He didnt say that.

What he said was

a. the forced PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYER "redistribution" method

Why do you take all the wrong and confiscatory actions that the private sector capitalist is doing and lay the blame upon government for it?

So is that your thing, ed? Twist everything the private sector does wrong into an anti-government crusade?

That's like saying the drainpipe in the shower is plugged, so damn those teachers and postal workers!

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