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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
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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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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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