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Sorry but I need to vent!

Today the Red Cross announced the Liberty Fund dollars would be placed into the general fund. They have stated that the money will now go to other projects like a $29 million phone system and $50M teaching diversity. Yes that is good stuff but my money was for New York. I am not making this up. I am a Firefighter that helped to raise the $500M that they have stated will not go the the families in New York! There own press release of a few weeks ago asked for donations for the families. I am so mad I just do not know where to start! <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0">
 

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THAT IS TOTALLY FAWKED UP!!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0">
NOW I AM PISSED OFF!!!!
 

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Dewd i hope you contact them and demand your $$$back or at least someone threatens them with legal action. My guess is that its downright criminal.
 

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O'Reilly on Fox news (best talking head on tv) put it on em' last night, suggesting the State of NY sue them. More to come this week.

Who empowered them to decide how much is "too much"?

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This does not suprise me in the least. Red Cross has always had issues. Bad thing is this is what turns people off from donating to these causes. You would be suprised, if you did a little research, and found out how much of the actual dollars you donate go towards the cause. <IMG SRC="smilies/skull.gif" border="0">
 

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FRAUD! Blatant fraud! I'll bet the they do not even get prosecuted! Fawkers!

I donated specifically because they said that it would go DIRECTLY to the families of the victims. <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/nuke.gif" border="0">

God bless Bill O'reilly! He's all over 'em like, well you know. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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go to www.redcross.org and let them know what you think. I know my brothers and myself from Professional Firefighters of Arizona do not appreciate this crap and plan on sending a few nastygrams.
 

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Originally posted by Macgyver:
<STRONG>go to www.redcross.org and let them know what you think. I know my brothers and myself from Professional Firefighters of Arizona do not appreciate this crap and plan on sending a few nastygrams.</STRONG>

I emailed them, and it was not nice.
Mad as hell!!!!!!!!
Happy Hawoleeeeeeeeeen

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Years ago someone at work told me one of the BIGGEST scams out there was the RED CROSS..Now after what happened I didnt wanna say anything but now I believe it. They took advantage of the disaster and it is not right I hope they get in trouble..100 % is not 50$, 60%, 70%, its 100%. Its bulllchit if they are doing this..
 

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Originally posted by DaBeef:
<STRONG>Years ago someone at work told me one of the BIGGEST scams out there was the RED CROSS..</STRONG>
United Way is worse!!
 

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actually, out of my 12 years of military service, i never saw a truly needy person recieve money from AER, army emergency relief. that is why i stopped giving to them when i became aware of that crap. i actually campaigned against them as a NCO during thier annual drives and suffered the negative comments on my NCOER's. ;flipoff: em, they still couldn't hold me back!
 

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ditto to y'all!
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just a note- the money i donated was collected personally by our firefighters at intersections and taken by them to your guys' firefighters (nycfd),over 500k all totalled was collected.
(i know it's Canuck bucks,but hey....it's somethin.) <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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I sent them one of my better "Love notes" I basically told them they need to take all the money the've collected in the victim's names + the interest. Deduct what they have spent at ground zero + what they will need to finish up things at ground zero and devide the money equally by the number of families and cut the FAWKING CHECKS NOW! Peoples suffering is being prolonged because of THEIR actions! <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/vader1.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/vader.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/nuke.gif" border="0">
 

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OK, so it is not just me! Give them hell!
 

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my local news did a story and interviewed
the local school children who donated
ther savings to the red cross.

when you think about them scaming children
it is enugh to make a grown man cry.

I belive that the head of the red cross
is stepping down just so she doesnt have to hear all of the flack.

shoot she allready has gotten her millions
out of the scam.
 

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Actually, if I understand the story correctly Healy (the previous head)is resigning because she disagreed with the rest of the board when THEY wanted to use the money for other items.
She was the one that set up a seperate account for the money.
dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20011031/us/attacks_red_cross_5.html
It appears that the pressure from concerned citizens like yourselfs is forcing the board to reconsider its position as they are now assuring that all "Liberty Fund" money will be spent on the NY event.
 

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Lets continue to apply pressure! Keep sending the emails. I sent one to my local chapter a few days ago. You might be able to guess that they did not respond! <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0">
 
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