Tag Archives | Red Cross and government fraud

Katrina vs. Sandy

Since this comparison has come up a lot, let’s sort a few things out. For the sake of simplicity, we’ll limit the comparison to the two major cities that were effected, New Orleans and New York City (which includes the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.) Scope Over 800,000 people evacuated New Orleans, some […]

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Why you should boycott the American Red Cross and give to other groups instead

It’s not that hard to boycott the American Red Cross if you’re a disaster victim. Your odds of finding one of them, let alone getting help from them, are close to infinitesimal. Unless news media cameras are around… Then you can count on one (very thin) blanket, a bottle of water and a hug which, […]

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The Sandy Effect: The second wave of the disaster

Brief note and I hope a full-time professional journalist (are there such people left?) will be able to cover this topic in more detail. Missing from the reporting of the catastrophe unfolding in New York and New Jersey is that fact that this area leads the nation in charitable giving – and not just for […]

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Government and Red Cross fraud in the Disaster Zone: Three weeks after the storm

These are random, somewhat stream of consciousness notes from a relief supplies drop off trip taken to Staten Island. All pictures and video (not including the government and Red Cross PR photos) are from the trip. It’s 21 days after the storm and there are still many thousands of people without power and heat. Food […]

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