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Staten Island Borough President: Donít Give Money to the Red Cross
politicker ^ | 11.1.2012 | colin campbell

Posted on 11/01/2012 5:47:56 PM PDT by Morgana

At a press conference this morning on Staten Island, a host of local officials, including Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, gathered to highlight the needs of the hard-hit borough in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. And, although many pols spoke, no one was more impassioned than Borough President James Molinaro, who called the Red Cross an “absolute disgrace” and even urged the public to cease giving them contributions.

“Because the devastation in Staten Island, the lack of a response,” Mr. Molinaro said to explain his comment to NBC after the press conference. “You know, I went to a shelter Monday night after the storm. People were coming in with no socks, with no shoes. They were in desperate need. Their housing was destroyed. They were crying. Where was the Red Cross? Isn’t that their function? They collect millions of dollars. Whenever there’s a drive in Staten Island, we give openly and honestly. Where are they? Where are they? I was at the South Shore yesterday, people were buried in their homes. There the dogs are trying to find bodies. The people there, the neighbors who had no electricity, were making soup. Making soup. It’s very emotional because the lack of a response. The lack of a response. They’re supposed to be here….They should be on the front lines fighting, and helping the people.”

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TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: help; hurricane; nixredcross; sandy; statenisland
I quit supporting the red double cross after 9-11. This is just another reason not to support them.
1 posted on 11/01/2012 5:47:56 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Give to the Salvation Army or your church instead.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 5:49:34 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Morgana
OBAMA'S KATRINA !!

3 posted on 11/01/2012 5:49:57 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Morgana

( * Red Cross: “ ‘Safe abortion’ is essential to maternal health “ * )


4 posted on 11/01/2012 5:53:04 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Morgana

After Hurricane Katrina, it was the church groups that went in and offered the most help. And they did it on a fraction of the money as the Red Cross.

The church groups were the first to feed people and offer real help.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 5:53:11 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: Morgana

United Way Sent $1.9 Million to Planned Parenthood in 2008 ...


6 posted on 11/01/2012 5:54:06 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: skeeter
Give to the Salvation Army or your church instead.

Or you can give to MercuryOne.org

All donations go directly to the Sandy relief. Their trucks were the first ones to arrive, after the storm.

7 posted on 11/01/2012 5:55:08 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Morgana

I’d like to give directly to help for Staten Island. Don’t know if there is a way to specify or not. I saw some complaints about the Salvation Army there, too. (maybe people are just being overly sensitive)

People all over begging for help, but not sure what to do. One thing for sure, I cannot be giving any goods to Mitt Romney so he can help. /big ole sarcasm.


8 posted on 11/01/2012 6:01:47 PM PDT by madison10 (I love it when a plan comes together ~~God)
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To: Morgana

Obama needs a hurricane czar....


9 posted on 11/01/2012 6:04:07 PM PDT by Popman (November 7th...will be a good day for America..)
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To: Morgana
I alway give to Samaritan Purse run by Franklin Graham.

He is the son of Billy Graham.


10 posted on 11/01/2012 6:09:50 PM PDT by Uriíel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Morgana

Oh I quit supporting them long before that. When I was around the age of 14 the city I lived in had a massive flood. The red cross was absolutely useless. Average citizens did more to clean up (including the boy scouts, girl scouts, local church groups, kiwanis, elks, etc) than the red cross ever did. They had pretty trucks and nothing else.

When I was in college one of my profs was a POW during WWII. He railed against the red cross and the useless crap they sent to the prisoners.

I guess they did good at one point but they out grew themselves long ago


11 posted on 11/01/2012 6:17:07 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Morgana
Under what law is the Red Cross required to help people on Staten Island?

The people there, the neighbors who had no electricity, were making soup. Making soup.

Uh, that's what I've had for lunch the past three days at work since there was no power. I survived. What does he think they deserve? Lobster?

12 posted on 11/01/2012 6:17:22 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Popman

re: Obama needs a hurricane czar....

shhhh! Don’t give him any ideas!


13 posted on 11/01/2012 6:22:26 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Morgana

To be fair, the Red Cross is not a rescue mission. They do not rescue people or give away socks. The Red Cross’ primary purpose in disasters is mass shelter.

Anyone who has worked with any of these first responder agencies knows they now at least try to all work together and have made concerted efforts not to duplicated one another. FEMA and the Nation Guard are supposed to rescue people. The Salvation Army does more of the clothing, feeding and long term followup. All the canned goods, like those Romney collected, go to the food bank. The Southern Baptists provide most of the hot meals. The Center for Disease control deal with health, and so forth.

People may have problems with the Red Cross for other reasons, but it’s good to at least know how the system is supposed to work.


14 posted on 11/01/2012 6:22:38 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Jane Long

Personally, I gave to Franklin Graham’s ministry - Samaritan’s Purse. I find them to be very reputable and honest.


15 posted on 11/01/2012 6:38:26 PM PDT by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: raybbr
It is always a shock to many how thin the vernier of civilization really is. Thems that have in the area help the folks that don't. It is so simple. Work together and help each other.
16 posted on 11/01/2012 6:58:38 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: boycott; Morgana

I went through Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi, Mississippi. The first people to show up were the Salvation Army and Red Cross, who fed us out of food trucks. Soon thereafter, the Baptist, Lutheran, Catholic, Eastern Catholic and Reformed people showed up. Then the National Guard and FEMA people a few days later. After awhile, we had too much food and clothing.


17 posted on 11/01/2012 6:59:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: American Constitutionalist
United Way Sent $1.9 Million to Planned Parenthood in 2008 ...

That money would fund about 4,000 abortions. The United Way probably killed more people with this single donation than they saved in all the rest of 2008.

18 posted on 11/01/2012 7:02:36 PM PDT by RJL (There's no greed like the greed of a liberal politician buying votes with your money.)
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To: Morgana
Staten Island is the “reddest” Borough of NYC and it's Borough President is a Republican... Coincidence? Many first responders live on Staten Island because they can't afford to live in the parts of the city that they actually serve. So imagine having to go work in Manhattan as your family struggles to cope with the Hurricane on Staten Island...

And what is typical of many NYC residents (I didn't say all but I know this from experience) they look down at Staten Island as beneath them. True compassion from the Democrats in charge of the city as a whole.

19 posted on 11/01/2012 7:07:40 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Morgana

What’s wrong with soup? I’ve had soup during power outages before...and I’m alive to tell my story...


20 posted on 11/01/2012 7:09:41 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Morgana

Is this an attack on Romney by schumer and gillibrand?
In an email, team Romney is suggesting to donate to the Red Cross.

just wondering....considering bloomberg endorsed obama today.


21 posted on 11/01/2012 7:20:15 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: American Constitutionalist

The American Red Cross had become EXTREMELY LIBERAL in last several years.


22 posted on 11/01/2012 7:21:23 PM PDT by BonRad
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

With politicians, everything’s political.


23 posted on 11/01/2012 7:22:22 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: MacMattico
Staten Island is the “reddest” Borough of NYC and it's Borough President is a Republican... Coincidence? Many first responders live on Staten Island because they can't afford to live in the parts of the city that they actually serve. So imagine having to go work in Manhattan as your family struggles to cope with the Hurricane on Staten Island...
And what is typical of many NYC residents (I didn't say all but I know this from experience) they look down at Staten Island as beneath them. True compassion from the Democrats in charge of the city as a whole.




For what it is worth . I've been through more hurricanes than you ever want to think about including two Cat5 storms . If you live in a white middle class are you will be the last to see any type of help and your neighborhood will be the very last to get any type of FEMA money if it gets any at all.

Sad to say but I have been through storms were my area was out of power for weeks and not even a police car came by to check on us .

24 posted on 11/01/2012 7:34:15 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: madison10
http://maps.csc.noaa.gov/hurricanes/# pretty much shows that New Yorkers really aren't used to hurricane strikes ~ but the power will return soon, the water will drain away, the subways will be pumped out, and the little stores all over the city will get new shipments of food.

They are not in danger of starving or freezing to death.

25 posted on 11/01/2012 7:34:37 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Morgana

http://www.samaritanspurse.org/


26 posted on 11/01/2012 7:35:53 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: madison10
I live on Staten Island. Many of the local Catholic Parishes are collecting supplies and providing relief. We donated some spare essentials today. I am pretty sure that the Parishes could use direct donations to help offset their costs. If Our Lady Help of Christians and Mount Loretto are two that are a big help right now.
27 posted on 11/01/2012 7:48:45 PM PDT by Woodman
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To: BonRad

With it’s president being a member of the 1%...
They pay the prez $450,000 a year...based on donations...amazing.


28 posted on 11/01/2012 7:59:36 PM PDT by matginzac (Nici)
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To: MacMattico

I love Staten Island...
Visited it during Fleet Week a while back...they had the portable VietNam wall while we were there...Staten Island lost the most in that war of any place in the nation...like Bedford, VA.
The people there are REAL...unlike Manhattenites.


29 posted on 11/01/2012 8:03:21 PM PDT by matginzac (Nici)
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To: matginzac

Agree 100%


30 posted on 11/01/2012 8:13:21 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: raybbr

The Red Cross is required to help because of the billions of taxpayer dollars that will be transferred to them, in addition to private donations, by us for actual expenses that will be padded by salaries, accommodations, travel, and anything else they can put as an expense (please note the cluster XXXX Katrina). That said, their best bet is to get the Salvation Army or one of the Baptist Relief organizations involved for immediate assistance.


31 posted on 11/01/2012 8:17:33 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: muawiyah
Why all the cheery optimism?

but the power will return soon

A week or three in some areas.

little stores all over the city will get new shipments of food.

Distribution of food and fuel is taking a long time to recover. Still too many power and transportation problems.

the water will drain away

Another FReeper reports that certain pumping efforts are failing...the water is draining but right back into the tunnel or sub-foundation.

They are not in danger of starving or freezing to death

Forecast low of 32F Monday night.

32 posted on 11/01/2012 8:20:48 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture tm)
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To: skeeter

I just did tomorrow’s to-do list, and give to the Salvation Army is the 2nd item.

They are as low-overhead a charity as exists.


33 posted on 11/01/2012 8:33:45 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: Nifster
saw your post and had to respond....

I was going to ask if any freepers ever hear their parent or relatives mention RED CROSS during WW ll..
I had six uncles and my dad in that war, and they told stories how the RED CROSS charged them for drinking water when in battle..
then in 1962 my solider husband was in Germany and his dad dies very suddenly only 49 yrs.old and the RED CROSS gave my husband $100.00 When he returned to his duty, he discovered the RED CROSS was going to have to be paid back, plus interest!!!!

we have not donated RED CROSS since...we have not forgotten.

34 posted on 11/01/2012 10:14:20 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Morgana

The morning that I showed up for Navy boot camp the Red Cross gave me a shaving set and writing materials to contact my folks. Money was deducted from my first check for this stuff.

I do all my donating to St. Vincent de Paul or the Salvation Army.


35 posted on 11/01/2012 10:33:16 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama didn't fix it!)
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To: Morgana
HARRISBURG, Pa. (BP) -- "In an unprecedented move for Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, all large capacity mobile kitchens in the fleet east of the Rocky Mountains have been asked to mobilize in response to Hurricane Sandy. The goal is to begin preparing a minimum of 400,000 meals a day by Monday, Nov. 5."
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"Southern Baptist Disaster Relief assets include 82,000 trained volunteers, including chaplains, and some 1,550 mobile units for feeding, chainsaw, mud-out, command, communication, childcare, shower, laundry, water purification, repair/rebuild and power generation. SBDR is one of the three largest mobilizers of trained disaster relief volunteers in the United States, along with the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army."

Source: http://townhall.com/news/religion/2012/11/01/baptist_postsandy_commitment_to_reach_400000_meals_per_day

According to the article, the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is setting up in Staten Island for meals beginning Friday.
36 posted on 11/01/2012 10:55:03 PM PDT by Amanda King
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To: haircutter

when you are a POW and you get stuff that is thread bare and useless (so called blankets) and peanut butter and crackers that are rancid (and probably were before they were sent)....and on and on.....

Your stories ring true to what I know of the red cross. Glad I am not the only one to have come to that decision


37 posted on 11/01/2012 10:58:12 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: steve86
In a country where obeisity is a serious problem it will take weeks for anyone to starve ~ besides, rescuers can take them all to higher ground ~ and tents still work!

We also continue to have a 15 year overhang of housing so there's plenty of empty stuff around.

This is not a third world hellhole.

38 posted on 11/02/2012 3:29:30 AM PDT by muawiyah
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