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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 12:16 AM
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7. People give to the RC because of its history and because it is so
relentlessly pushed by every media venue and pretty much every public spokesperson - including Bush in his speeches. It's a traditional icon of efficient, effective compassion.

Not any more. It's another national tragedy, and it will hurt the people who see what happens with their donations as well as those for whom the promised help never comes.

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  -Diminishing returns: DeKalb County (GA) CEO asks the Red Cross to LEAVE Nothing Without Hope  Sep-19-05 11:40 PM   #0 
  - Real problems.  Erika   Sep-19-05 11:44 PM   #1 
  - R.C. has been an interesting and dismaying side story. --nt  snot   Sep-19-05 11:45 PM   #2 
  - The person who wrote about detainee camp in Okla: Red Cross=FEMA  Trevelyan   Sep-24-05 10:33 PM   #42 
  - Red Cross has been totally corrupted by Bush and until it  lovuian   Sep-19-05 11:47 PM   #3 
  - I don't remember...  Im with Rosey   Sep-20-05 07:19 AM   #26 
  - IMHO. the Red Cross was corrupted well before Bush came  anitar1   Sep-23-05 06:25 PM   #41 
  - All the sacred public idols are falling, one after the other...  autorank   Sep-19-05 11:53 PM   #4 
  - The stain of Bush filth has ruined so much of value in this country.  Nothing Without Hope   Sep-20-05 12:12 AM   #6 
  - United Way had two separate BIG SCANDALS of their top people  Trevelyan   Sep-24-05 10:41 PM   #43 
  - Bush and his neoconster regime rival any plague, ever, for lethality.  understandinglife   Sep-20-05 12:35 AM   #11 
     - Now that's scary! But they're a scary bunch. Heralds of the worst  autorank   Sep-20-05 12:37 AM   #12 
  - 1$ billion raised  riverwalker   Sep-20-05 12:07 AM   #5 
  - People give to the RC because of its history and because it is so  Nothing Without Hope   Sep-20-05 12:16 AM   #7 
     - During WW2 the Red C. charged departing soldiers for coffee & donuts  heidler1   Sep-20-05 01:08 AM   #13 
        - That is really low. You'd think a little coffee and donuts as a comfort  Nothing Without Hope   Sep-20-05 01:10 AM   #15 
        - My grandfather has told me this, too  LostinVA   Sep-20-05 07:36 AM   #27 
  - It is high time the low level VOLUNTEERS  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-20-05 12:20 AM   #8 
  - Wow! How bad do...  Mr_Jefferson_24   Sep-20-05 12:21 AM   #9 
  - Quite a bit  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-20-05 12:29 AM   #10 
     - Enlightening. Thank you. nt.  Mr_Jefferson_24   Sep-20-05 01:08 AM   #14 
     - That is quite a story! At the heart of it I hear how you cared for the  Nothing Without Hope   Sep-20-05 01:13 AM   #16 
        - The low level volunteers care  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-20-05 01:48 AM   #19 
           - I'm awed. To take an organization of this magnitude and importance and  Nothing Without Hope   Sep-20-05 01:56 AM   #20 
              - Well if this goes the way the Salvadoran Red Cross  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-20-05 02:05 AM   #22 
  - hope, thank you for posting this  savannahana   Sep-20-05 01:31 AM   #17 
  - YVW. It really looks like the upper levels of the ARC have been "Bushed,"  Nothing Without Hope   Sep-20-05 01:34 AM   #18 
     - shock waves *should* abound, far & wide  savannahana   Sep-20-05 02:03 AM   #21 
  - kick for the early morning crowd n/t  Nothing Without Hope   Sep-20-05 04:16 AM   #23 
  - Wow!  ohio_liberal   Sep-20-05 04:23 AM   #24 
  - Nominated #5  DemReadingDU   Sep-20-05 06:46 AM   #25 
  - 2 things strike me about this :  elehhhhna   Sep-20-05 08:57 AM   #28 
  - Elisabeth Dole was president, 1991 - 2000.  paineinthearse   Sep-20-05 09:31 AM   #29 
  - my mother advised me not to donate to rc mainly  ellenfl   Sep-20-05 09:32 AM   #30 
  - Habitat is a superb charity!  elehhhhna   Sep-20-05 10:34 AM   #32 
  - Solicitation from my state party for the Red Cross  paineinthearse   Sep-20-05 10:26 AM   #31 
  - Attn Mass DU'ers  paineinthearse   Sep-20-05 12:09 PM   #34 
  - self-delete  paineinthearse   Sep-20-05 12:08 PM   #33 
  - I made my donation to the Katrina effort to the Red Cross.  OhGodNotAgain   Sep-20-05 12:45 PM   #35 
  - kick n/t  Nothing Without Hope   Sep-20-05 02:02 PM   #36 
  - kick - we need to watch this story and look for others. The ARC problems  Nothing Without Hope   Sep-20-05 09:53 PM   #37 
  - kick n/t  Nothing Without Hope   Sep-21-05 01:27 AM   #38 
  - Kick - keeping it alive a while longer n/t  Nothing Without Hope   Sep-21-05 11:12 PM   #39 
  - This must-read eyewitness thread shows that the WORKERS AND  Nothing Without Hope   Sep-23-05 05:51 PM   #40 
  - LA Times: "The Red Cross Money Pit" - The shocking, sorry TRUTH at last!!!  Nothing Without Hope   Sep-25-05 09:25 AM   #44 

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