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Thu Jun 26, 2014, 06:37 PM

Red Cross: How We Spent Sandy Funds Is 'Trade Secret'


Talking Points Memo:

Justin Elliott, ProPublica June 26, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

Just how badly does the American Red Cross want to keep secret how it raised and spent over $300 million after Hurricane Sandy?

The charity has hired a fancy law firm to fight a public request we filed with New York state, arguing that information about its Sandy activities is a "trade secret."

The Red Cross' "trade secret" argument has persuaded the state to redact some material, though it's not clear yet how much since the documents haven't yet been released.

As we've reported, the Red Cross releases few details about how it spends money after big disasters. That makes it difficult to figure out whether donor dollars are well spent


In my opinion, this defines exactly who the Red Cross is. It does not want to disclose how the money is spent, don't ever give any money to the Red Cross. And that is not a "trade secret"

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 06:42 PM

1. I quit giving to them years ago

I became convinced that they became a profit making entity with a highly paid CEO back in Dumbya's time.

When you give to an appeal following a disaster, there is no guarantee your money goes to that specific event. I always try to give to a certified LOCAL charity instead.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014, 04:17 AM

2. And, do you all know that The Salvation Army is a rightwing Church?


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