Lending a hand to help Samaritan's Purse

Nov 16, 2012 Full story: South Shore Record 101

As I helped my aunt and uncle sift through what remained of their one-story home in Oceanside the day after Hurricane Sandy flooded nearly all of their belongings, I knew there were thousands of others doing exactly the same.

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#21 Nov 20, 2012
really wrote:
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Open your eyes.. I assure you my thoughts are not mine alone but shared by many I know.
Open my eyes to what? I've worked in a couple construction offices, I know what costs are involved in "additions" to existing buildings, it can be costly. See, this post was about your knowledge of construction costs verses getting a good deal on a "foreclosed" piece of property.
really

Winnsboro, SC

#22 Nov 20, 2012
emlu wrote:
<quoted text>Open my eyes to what? I've worked in a couple construction offices, I know what costs are involved in "additions" to existing buildings, it can be costly. See, this post was about your knowledge of construction costs verses getting a good deal on a "foreclosed" piece of property.
The building is over kill regardless if property was a deal.
Bob

Wilmington, NC

#23 Nov 20, 2012
Overkill is the best way to describe it. It may have cost just over 1 million, but what about repairs and maintenance costs? What about staffing costs? Taxes? It may have been a "steal" according to Billy Graham, but the costs in the long run will be much more that what they have already put into it.

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#24 Nov 20, 2012
Bob wrote:
Overkill is the best way to describe it. It may have cost just over 1 million, but what about repairs and maintenance costs? What about staffing costs? Taxes? It may have been a "steal" according to Billy Graham, but the costs in the long run will be much more that what they have already put into it.
I see no quotes from the Rev. Graham in any of the posts here. AS for maintenance, repairs, that's part of upkeep. Let me ask you, what would you like for the Samaritans Purse to do, you seem to know how to cut wasteful spending. What would you do? It seems you don't like the mission statement the organization operates under.

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#25 Nov 20, 2012
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The building is over kill regardless if property was a deal.
How do you know that? What are the plans for the building? I think, if in the long run, the expansion helps aid those that need help around the globe and that includes the United States, then so be it.
Pepper

Lenoir, NC

#26 Nov 20, 2012
The only thing any of that "expansion" is helping is Franklin Graham's out of control ego. I'll never donate a dime or do another box for those charlatons again.

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#27 Nov 20, 2012
Pepper wrote:
The only thing any of that "expansion" is helping is Franklin Graham's out of control ego. I'll never donate a dime or do another box for those charlatons again.
Good for you, keep with your convictions. You think he's a charlatan, the next time you see him say so.
Pepper

Lenoir, NC

#28 Nov 20, 2012
Why would I be in the cathedrals he's erected for himself?

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#29 Nov 20, 2012
Pepper wrote:
Why would I be in the cathedrals he's erected for himself?
It sounded like you had first hand knowledge of the "charlatan". I mean you speak with such confidence that the whole operation is a sham. I thought you rubbed elbows with Franklin Graham.
Pepper

Lenoir, NC

#30 Nov 20, 2012
WTF are you ranting about? I found out that non-Chirstian children were being turned away from the shoeboxes so I quit participating.
You sound like his proctologist, you seem to have first hand knowledge of up his azz.
really

Winnsboro, SC

#31 Nov 20, 2012
Pepper wrote:
The only thing any of that "expansion" is helping is Franklin Graham's out of control ego. I'll never donate a dime or do another box for those charlatons again.
Exactly, it is fuel for the ego.. I think Billy Graham had the correct personal motives regardless if I disagree with the whole organized religion issue, but the younger generation is money based motives pure and simple .

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#32 Nov 20, 2012
Pepper wrote:
WTF are you ranting about? I found out that non-Chirstian children were being turned away from the shoeboxes so I quit participating.
You sound like his proctologist, you seem to have first hand knowledge of up his azz.
And yet, you have not stated how you KNOW non-Christian children were turned away. You see, if I'm not mistaken, that would be a non-Christian act, therefore, I don't believe it happened. If you prove me wrong, then so be it. No need to get nasty, it's all good, don't worry about it.
Bob

Wilmington, NC

#33 Nov 20, 2012
Well, Emlu, do you know for a fact that non-Christian were given boxes? And how do you know so much about the costs of adding on Vs. a new building? Are you employed by Samaritans Purse?

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#34 Nov 20, 2012
Bob wrote:
Well, Emlu, do you know for a fact that non-Christian were given boxes? And how do you know so much about the costs of adding on Vs. a new building? Are you employed by Samaritans Purse?
I never made a claim of either. I volunteered with the project some time ago. As stated in a prior post, I have worked for two construction companies. You learn a lot sitting in a room with a general contractor and an architect going over load bearing walls, re-enforcing foundations, all this is important when you add weight to an existing roof line etc..No I have NEVER worked for the organization just gave a little of my time.
pbmacy

Bethania, NC

#35 Jan 28, 2013
I find the comments in this forum really sad. You're entitled to your personal opinions but I suggest that you not comment on things that you do not have sufficient information to judge. It's fine if you do not personally like Christian organizations; then don't contribute to them, and support the organizations that appeal to you. But that does not make you qualified to comment about things which you know nothing about. I encourage you to spend your time and energy on something positive & productive rather than being judgmental, negative and gossipy. Or get acquainted with the facts of an organization (or cause or people you're gossiping/forming judgments about) before you decide to make derogatory public statements about them.
Pepper

Lenoir, NC

#36 Jan 29, 2013
Meh. Free country, I'll say what the hell I want.

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#37 Jan 29, 2013
Pepper wrote:
Meh. Free country, I'll say what the hell I want.
Dare ya to go in a theater and yell "fire". But hey, it's a free country, right?
Pepper

Lenoir, NC

#38 Jan 29, 2013
That is an infantile and stupid argument. Next. (And I'll still say what the hell I want about that rip off operation.)
Joe

Wilmington, NC

#39 Jan 29, 2013
Yelling fire in a theater and pointing out faults about a organization that is nothing more than a scam are 2 completely different things.

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#40 Jan 29, 2013
Joe wrote:
Yelling fire in a theater and pointing out faults about a organization that is nothing more than a scam are 2 completely different things.
"Free country, I'll say what...."

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