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American Generosity
September 15, 2011

Posted on 09/15/2011 4:12:00 AM PDT by SMARTY

As you open your pockets for the next natural disaster, please keep these facts in mind:

The American Red Cross President and CEO Marsha J. Evans' salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses

The United Way President Brian Gallagher receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits

UNICEF CEO Caryl M. Stern receives $1,200,000 per year (100k per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause

The Salvation Army's Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization .96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.

The American Legion National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Military/Veterans; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: charities; disaster; relief
This message of interest from my friend (retired military)
1 posted on 09/15/2011 4:12:04 AM PDT by SMARTY
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To: SMARTY

BTTT


2 posted on 09/15/2011 4:15:37 AM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (End the political class.......TERM LIMITS NOW!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: SMARTY

Good information. Thanks.
Unfortunately, it seems a lot of “charities” operate this way. I have been researching lately, looking for a charity for my MC to help out. We want our funds to go to the folks it is intended for, not some “director” or their staff.
We are leaning toward “Make A Wish”, but even there only about 75 cents of each dollar goes to the kids.


3 posted on 09/15/2011 4:20:25 AM PDT by PalmettoMason ("The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.")
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To: SMARTY

We were totaled in Charley. Salvation Army was FANTASTIC!!
Red Cross first asked, Any Insurance? Yes, them see us after you settle your claim and finish with FEMA. I don’t doubt the first level Red Cross have their hearts in the right place, but the Orgazination sucks! I would NEVER give a dime to them. All my support goes to the Salvation Army.


4 posted on 09/15/2011 4:21:56 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: PalmettoMason

I am not in a position to give as much as I would like, but when I do, I give to the VFW


5 posted on 09/15/2011 4:21:56 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change. " Robert Anthony)
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To: SMARTY

If I remember correctly the top three organizations listed are run by liberals and the bottom two are conservative.


6 posted on 09/15/2011 4:22:55 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Gadsden1st

The Red Cross has a consistently bad reputation around where I live, too. They also dole out gynormous salaries for their ‘execs’


7 posted on 09/15/2011 4:23:46 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change. " Robert Anthony)
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To: Gadsden1st

The Salvation Army is the one I donate to.


8 posted on 09/15/2011 4:25:32 AM PDT by tommix2
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To: SMARTY

Won’t give to the United Way or Red Cross; only to the Salvation Army. I looked at joining them once, but I just don’t what it takes. Those people are Amazing!


9 posted on 09/15/2011 4:29:50 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: PalmettoMason

That’s pretty good.
When the Feds “help” people, only about 10-30 cents of each dollar “helps” them. The rest sticks to the fingers of empire-building bureaucrats.


10 posted on 09/15/2011 4:32:27 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: SMARTY

I get into a fight with my office United Way coordinator every year. We have these drives to get 100% participation in donations to United Way. Every year I explain that I am not participating because United Way is corrupt and loaded with high paying staff. I offer to give evidence that I have given to another charity—usually the Salvation Army—but the United Way scam is that you need 100% participation through them. Most charities are either corrupt or even if they serve a legitimate purpose, have been infested with a bunch of chiseling grifters who are looking to take a big paycheck out of the donations.


11 posted on 09/15/2011 4:37:43 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SMARTY

Catholic Charities is extremely low overhead.


12 posted on 09/15/2011 4:39:11 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SMARTY

So this is what the “non-profit” industry is primarily about. Sad.


13 posted on 09/15/2011 4:39:27 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

The United Way are such whores.

Just out of college I applied for a BS paper pushing job there. The job went to some doctor’s wife (who lived three counties away) and they handed her a huge salary to get dressed up every day and show up at the office for coffee.

I never contribute to them. One office I worked in would NOT provide ins. for us but annually pressured us (very publicly and forcefully) to contribute to United Way. Right... I can’t afford ins. for myself but I am supposed to fork over money for United Way to fritter away on cushy salaries and expense accounts for figureheads in their organization. It was a hassle every year.


14 posted on 09/15/2011 4:49:15 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change. " Robert Anthony)
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To: SMARTY

Having just been back to my house to sleep since being evacuated from the wildfires in Texas, this is very useful info. 100% contained FYI for Riley Road / Magnolia / Tri-county fire.


15 posted on 09/15/2011 4:53:26 AM PDT by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com -- Twitter @KingCorey_Com)
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To: SMARTY

BUMP


16 posted on 09/15/2011 5:12:44 AM PDT by kitkat (Obama, rope and chains)
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To: SMARTY
Good info. Thanks

We knew it went on but didn't know details.

17 posted on 09/15/2011 5:35:13 AM PDT by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
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To: SMARTY

but when I do, I give to the VFW

VFW also has that great magazine, on a very low budget. Good writers, accurate history.

18 posted on 09/15/2011 5:38:30 AM PDT by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
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To: SMARTY
Excellent post, SMARTY, thanks!

FReepers ought to be aware that United Way is mostly a cover org. for any and all leftist "causes", and includes a few worthwhile orgs. for "cover". One should always seperate out his or her contributions to specific orgs. rather than contribute one cent that will go to our enemies.

19 posted on 09/15/2011 5:41:07 AM PDT by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: SMARTY

The Southern Baptists have a disaster relief program. That is the one I always contribute to because it all goes to disaster relief. Their website is www.namb.net/dr/ if you want to check it out.


20 posted on 09/15/2011 5:52:26 AM PDT by bamagirl1944 (That's short for Alabama, not Obama)
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To: SMARTY
Don't believe everything you read in viral emails.

According to Charity Navigator, Caryl Stern's salary is $419,832. They give the United States Fund for UNICEF their highest rating (4 stars - exceptional) and say that 91.8% of funds go to program expenses (the proper place).

Snopes rates this email info as "mostly outdated and inaccurate". Similar sites say the same kind of thing.

21 posted on 09/15/2011 5:56:32 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: wideminded

You are right.

But, I have always heard these things about the United Way and Red Cross... and though subsequent fact checking may restore credibility to these other organizations, I have NEVER once heard anything derogatory about the American Legion or Salvation Army.... NEVER!

The head of the United Way here where I live was prosecuted for fraud and malfeasance a couple years ago. AND their annual campaign bullying in the workplace is insufferable.

It will be a very long time before THEIR credibility is restored.


22 posted on 09/15/2011 6:03:24 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change. " Robert Anthony)
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To: SMARTY

Any sources for all those statements? They got it wrong in that Caryl Stern is not the UNICEF CEO, so who knows about the rest?

Not that I doubt that a lot of so-called charities are little more than rip off scams.


23 posted on 09/15/2011 6:21:40 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Moltke

It’s the way he gave it to me. No more details than that. I didn’t question it because it is consistent with what I already have read and heard about them.


24 posted on 09/15/2011 6:26:20 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change. " Robert Anthony)
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To: King_Corey
100% contained FYI for Riley Road / Magnolia / Tri-county fire.

Good to hear and know. I gotta drive from San Antonio to Huntsville this afternoon and I don't feel like driving all the way to Houston and up or to Austin and over.
Think I will try going the Bastop/Brenham route.

God Bless you guys and I pray for you and your family. I also pray for all the others!
25 posted on 09/15/2011 6:40:34 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: bamagirl1944

Churches often do. Seventh-day Adventists, Catholic Charities, the Mormon church, Baptists, all have a great framework for administering assistance to those in need.


26 posted on 09/15/2011 8:26:35 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (If my body dies, then let it die, but let my country live.)
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