Did any of you hear that the president of the American Red Cross is resigning her duties as of December??
Do you all know why???
Because she wanted to make sure that all the monies DONATED to the 9-11 Relief fund STAYED in that ONE FUND---THE 9-11 FUND!! Why would ONE resign over something LIKE that!!!
BUT did you know that the other HIGHER UP's in the Am. Red CROSS wanted all the monies donated to go into one big pot for the "GENERAL DISASTER FUND" which is subject to DUES paid to the INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS in Geneva!!!
I for ONE would not have donated to the Am. Red Cross IF I knew that ALL the MONEY would not have been used for the PURPOSE of HELPING MY FELLOW AMERICANS!!!
Instead SOME of the MONIES that FAITHFUL Americans donated will be going to aid other COUNTRIES that MAY in fact HOUSE Terroists!!!!
How does this MAKE you FEEL????????
I plan on writing the ARC and NEVER USING them again to GIVE MY MONEY to AID VICTIMS!!!!
I will be using the Salvation Army!!! I encourage you to DO the same!!!
Please tell others about this OUTRAGEOUS ACT!!!
By the way, I have not seen it hit the TV media yet, don't you think that this is ODD!!!
I found it out by reading the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette!!
Oct 29, '01
This is why I don't donate to large organizations like that. Pennies on your dollar, if that, generally go to support what it is you are truly giving for.
I donate money to Planned Parenthood, (after much research about what they support and fund) my alma mater, and my old clothes to Goodwill. That's it.
Besides, I still have an issue with widows of CEO's and financial giants who most likely have life insurance policies getting a piece of the financial pie that we are donating...meanwhile, there were bus-boys and servers at the restaurant at the top of the WTC who may not have had ANY policies or annunites, and who get the same slice as Mrs. Financial Bigwig?
People die all the time in tragic accidents - some are entirely unfair. Granted, not all are as numerous in the death toll as the 9-11 tragedy, but why should we donate $ NOW to the surviving families? Take this example: Mr. Smith is a CEO of a large financial organization housed in the WTC. He grosses about $800,000 a year, has a life insurance policy of 2 million (which is not uncommon, remember I used to work in the life insurance industry) owns about 5 million in property and assests, and generally has a net worth of 3 million. He is killed in a tragic car accident on the way to work. Or...perhaps, is gunned down in the subway by a random act of violence. Do we care then? Care enough to donate our money to help the widow and children? Ok now that same person is killed as a result of the 9-11 incident. How does WHO killed him somehow translate to IF we donate money to the widow? Do you see what I am saying? I sure hope so, because I'm afraid someone may misinterpret me and think I am some selfish piggie.
Anyway...that is why I didn't donate any money to the relief efforts. Because I can't ensure that my money will go to the bus-boy or server's families that I spoke of before.
Last edit by Susy K on Oct 29, '01