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Red Cross spent $181,000 to put up
Sandy relief workers in Manhattan´s
upscale Soho Grand hotel

Daily Mail [UK], by Snejana Farberov

Original Article

Posted By:Ribicon, 11/14/2012 11:41:15 PM

While tens of thousands of victims of Hurricane Sandy continue to struggle without power or heat, many of them homeless or living in damaged houses, some fortunate relief workers have been staying at a luxury Manhattan hotel since arriving in town to help with the aftermath of the storm. Representatives from American Red Cross and Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) said that the two agencies booked a total of 48 rooms in the upscale SoHo Grand to house some of the relief workers at a discounted nightly rate of $310 a room.

Comments:
Rich with photos, per Daily Mail style.

Volunteers were housed in grand style while top execs crashed on people´s living-room couches and floors, no doubt.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 11/14/2012 11:55:34 PM     (No. 9015213)

Charge soldiers for donuts, house workers in upscale hotels at $310 a night, wasteful.

Reason to give only to the Salvation Army, a no brainer.

Red Cross and the United Way, two of the biggest scams going.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 11/15/2012 12:43:28 AM     (No. 9015234)

No wonder they didn´t want Mitt´s canned goods; they prefer cash...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jaws, 11/15/2012 1:01:15 AM     (No. 9015248)

Red Cross is famous for things like this. They have an almost million dollar CEO and highly paid executive staff. Their overhead is tremendous. That´s why they always ask for cash. They have favored suppliers too who give them kickbacks for business. A personal experience of a friend of mine is the Red Cross asked for payback from a family with a sick child when the family got back on its feet somewhat.

In Haiti Earthquake only 25% of what was donated to the Red Cross made it to the victims. And they stepped it up when they were called out on it. They were called out on 9/11 too.

Salvation Army is the way to go. They have many volunteers and are often the first on the scene. Or donate to your faith if you don´t agree with the Salvation Army´s religious bent. I don´t agree with them on the religious beliefs. But their charity - much of it volunteer - is stellar.

You can donate goods to Salvation Army too. Or donate to your faith. Catholic charities and Baptists were on the scene with the Salvation Army with food and supplies before the Red Cross could even catch a breath.

People on Staten Island said the Red Cross was giving them hot chocolate and cookies. Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Baptists, Mormons, etc. were giving them blankets, hot meals, diapers, toothbrushes, personal items, etc.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Yephora, 11/15/2012 1:06:46 AM     (No. 9015251)

The MSM said nothing about the work the Salvation Army was doing. All you heard about was the Red Cross.

All the more reason to donate to... the Salvation Army!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/15/2012 4:05:49 AM     (No. 9015322)

The Red Cross has gotten its late $ from me.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/15/2012 4:19:15 AM     (No. 9015329)

Liberals are always going to self reward before anybody else gets a dime.Some of these big name charities are ran by leftists behind the scenes.We already saw that with Susan Komen.

I heard the salvation Army doesn´t take donations from gambling winnings. How weird is that in today´s greed infested world.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: provide, 11/15/2012 7:48:36 AM     (No. 9015522)

I guess they wanted to live like the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: john56, 11/15/2012 8:03:18 AM     (No. 9015560)

Of course, the businesses in New York seem to be well involved in price gouging.

A friend of mine, from here in Texas, is in NY/NJ as a claims adjuster handling flood claims. He stayed in a non-descript hotel in Brooklyn, one that would be at best $80-100 a night, where they charged $500.

He moved out after one night.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: borderboy, 11/15/2012 8:57:40 AM     (No. 9015689)

I stopped donating to the Red Cross and United Way years ago. All of my donations go to the Salvation Army. SA will even come to your home and pick up large or bulky donations.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 11/15/2012 10:12:30 AM     (No. 9015882)

The Red Cross is incapable of handling major events. State National and Reserves are best as well a Federal Military.

Think, Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina when they had to be called in.

The R.C. should be out to the natural disaster business .......... except for small localized fires, floods and twisters.

And dump FEMA as well!!!

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