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Greeneville, TN

red cross is worthless

If you ever get the chance to evaluate the Red Cross, go to a disaster operation center where all the volunteers go to get assignments on a disaster and look around. You will be disgusted and it will make you reconsider what organization you want to donate to(if you want to donate, that is). I will never again donate a penny to the Red Cross and I would encourage others to not donate as well. Not much of your money is going to victims of disasters, but most of it is going to pay the salaries and perks for this bogus organization.  (Dec 14, 2012 | post #80)

Greeneville, TN

red cross is worthless

Hate to tell ya'll this but most of the donations to the Red Cross go to pay the outrageous salaries that the staff gets. A very small percentage of your donation goes to disaster relief and if you think you are giving it to the local chapter you are again mislead. It all goes into a big fund to pay for all the perks that the paid staffers are getting. Then they start screaming for more donations. I for one am donated out and tired of these organizations wanting free money from the public. Most of the volunteers are either retired or jobless folks who just are using it as a means of income or a place to crash. Yes, the volunteers also get paid albeit a small amount compared to the paid staff but they still get money for their time. And yes I am a Red Cross volunteer so I do know what I'm talking about.  (Dec 13, 2012 | post #74)