Red Cross Donations....vs. Salvation Army

SCOOP--RIP, MY DEAR MAX 2011/05/13 15:33:16

Makes you wonder who does the good & who lines their pockets.

As you open your pockets for the next natural disaster or that in Japan , 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.

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  • Seer Falcon 2013/05/21 18:55:37
    Seer Falcon
    Seems the Sally has a lot of people duped. Don't forget to add the free car and food for the entire family oh wait clothing and shoes too. What you see is not what you get. The Salvation Army is one of the most corrupt institutions around. The also charge exorbitant amounts for donated clothing and other item in their stores. They get free labor from people that enter their ARC's (that by the way helps very little) because it is a revolving door. They prey on they misfortune of others through their self-help facilities. 96 percent going to a cause is a joke. it all goes to a cause is a joke, unless, that cause being the Salvation Army. Should I go on...
  • Martin Seer Fa... 2013/07/23 16:50:06
    Seems that you are misinformed. The officers (pastors) in The Salvation Army do not get all the freebies that you speak of. Yes their homes are provided (but owned by TSA), their vehicles are provide (again still owned by TSA). As an officer does not get free food (they have to buy groceries like everyone else), they do not get free shoes (not sure where that even came from), they get paid less than minimum wage and work more hours that most people do.

    The free labor that you speak of is done through the ARC as you mentioned as part of the rehabilitation of drug and alcohol abusive men who are trying to get away from those addictions. They choose to join the program because they need help and part of that help is work therapy. (Along with their free lodging and food they get while staying at an ARC and getting the additional help they need to break the cycles of drug abuse). And it's the funding from those Family Stores that the ARC runs that keeps the ARC program going.

    Depending on the area the donation percentage, yes can change but the lowest that I know of in certain areas are 82% of every dollar (which is still considerably higher than any other charity). But, when people who try to pass of lies to bad mouth a Christian charity/church when they don't even have the facts right just makes me angry. My life was saved because of what The Salvation Army did for me and my family, without them I don't know where I would be today.
  • Seer Fa... Martin 2014/05/28 03:23:17
    Seer Falcon
    I am not misinformed my friend this is first hand experience with the Sally...and yes food IS free but of course they can always choose to buy food. You are fortunate my friend to have had a good experience but for far to many they end up in an endless cycle. Glad you had a beneficial experience but it is rare. You should feel blessed to have had one. Even with that said my previous comment is based in fact and experience not hearsay or conjecture.
  • kPOW™ 2011/05/14 15:23:57
    ... im a red kettle girl!
  • SCOOP--... kPOW™ 2011/05/14 15:27:30
    Thank you for what you do.
  • CountryLogic 2011/05/14 00:29:33
    Didn't think you would fall for this line of BS SCOOP. This has been making the circles on the internet since 2003 as I recall. It's all bull.
  • MAMMY51♥POTL~PWCM~JLA♥ 2011/05/13 21:40:53
    Fantastic report, thank you.
  • Judester 2011/05/13 21:29:28 (edited)
    If you remember correctly the donations that flooded in to the Red Cross right after 9/11 the Red Cross was skimming the donations and got caught. That finished me with anything to do with the Red Cross.
  • Birthpangs 2011/05/13 20:46:22
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  • luigi1- in god we trust 2011/05/13 20:23:51 (edited)
    luigi1- in god we trust
    That's exactly why SA was, is & always will be my favorite charity.
  • bags 2011/05/13 20:16:49
    Salvation Army will do anything for men, however their not oriented towards service provision to women or families. They refused me any assistance of any kind after I was burned out of my home on Christmas Day. The Red Cross got me a couple changes of clothes, a pillow, a blanket, toothpaste and toothbrush, comb and a washcloth and aided me in finding shelter.

    When my Dad was in the hospital during WWII the Salvation Army ladies were coming around selling cigarettes to the guys in the military hospitals for $.25 a pack, and they were marked across the bottom that they had been donated to the Salvation Army.

    Salvation Army gets NO $$ from my family.
  • Welshtaff 2011/05/13 19:56:48
    If true, they should be ashamed of themselfs, Goverment needs to revise some laws on these charities.
  • JimmyColeman 2011/05/13 19:35:43
    I guess I will go with the Salvation Navy then.
  • Doc 2011/05/13 19:20:33
    Salvation army is the christian one, the rest are run by liberal progressives.

  • Carrot Top 2011/05/13 17:45:38
  • GANGA~Patriotic Revolution ... 2011/05/13 17:01:16
  • Cliff 2011/05/13 16:55:58
  • kfallslady 2011/05/13 16:39:44
    Thats why I always give to my local community
  • Paige 2011/05/13 16:30:46
    My parents always told me.....the only thing you should give to the Red Cross is blood. The Salvation Army is the best!
  • SCOOP--... Paige 2011/05/13 16:32:49
    You have very smart parents.
  • Paige SCOOP--... 2011/05/13 16:36:25
    Thank you Scoop!
  • SCOOP--... Paige 2011/05/13 16:43:28
    You are very welcome. Have a blessed weekend.
  • Paige SCOOP--... 2011/05/13 16:46:44
    You do the same!

    have a wonderful weekend
  • SCOOP--... Paige 2011/05/13 16:49:00
  • Auntie M 2011/05/13 16:15:01
    Auntie M
    I love the Salvation Army, they do some amazing things for people. I once was certified to give out emergency vouchers to people who were stranded in our small town. It was great to help a poor family get a room and food for their kids. They also give small grants to people in desperate situations, and at one time I benefited from their generosity in that way. I also like the St. Vincent DePaul Society for the same reason. Between the two of them I was able to pay rent and keep electricity on one month when I found myself in a bad way because of my now ex-husband.
  • Cliff Auntie M 2011/05/13 17:00:23 (edited)
  • Auntie M Cliff 2011/05/13 17:07:25
    Auntie M
    While I'm not going to debate entitlements at this time, I agree that if there were more truly unselfish charities, ones that aren't like the bad examples above, then maybe we wouldn't need them. If I have money to donate to a charity, I make sure they don't spend more than 20% on "administrative costs", if even that much. But mostly I give goods, and time when I am able.
  • keeper 2011/05/13 16:02:52
    Salvation Army all the way!!
  • tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA 2011/05/13 15:46:32
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    When did charity turn into big business?
  • keeper tommyg ... 2011/05/13 16:03:56
    A long time ago when they found out they could use their "Non-profit" status to collect big paydays, legally..
  • tommyg ... keeper 2011/05/13 16:05:36
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    Agreed. How sad.
  • keeper tommyg ... 2011/05/13 16:14:05
    When the tele-evangelists were the big thing in the 80's, they discovered that they were allowed to pay themselves huge salaries as part of a non-profit enterprise... and have a $100,000 Dog House paid for... lol
  • tommyg ... keeper 2011/05/13 16:18:23
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    I remember....Jim and Tammy-Fay....
  • keeper tommyg ... 2011/05/13 16:20:39
  • cmdrbnd007 2011/05/13 15:39:28
    That's why I always give to the kettle. kettle salvation army kettle
  • tommyg ... cmdrbnd007 2011/05/13 16:05:57
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    You and me both, brother.
  • cmdrbnd007 tommyg ... 2011/05/14 12:37:06
    To me they are the "Billy Grahams" of charity. I don't worry where my money goes, I know it is going to do some good.
  • Dagon 2011/05/13 15:36:26

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