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Red Cross Says How It Used Hurricane Sandy Funds Is 'Trade Secret'

Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Finance, Law, Mass media, Natural disasters, USA )

- 1759 days ago -
American Red Cross has been reluctant to make public details over how it raised and spent over $300 million in Hurricane Sandy relief funds. The charity's lawyers say the disclosure would inflict "competitive harm" on the group.


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Evelyn B (63)
Monday June 30, 2014, 4:31 am
Is the Red Cross now a business, that it worries about "competitive harm"? Lack of transparency is far more harmful to their capacity to raise funds .... unless, of course, they are using illegal or unethical methods.

Also worrying is the way that they haven't yet used much of the funding collected - yet do not appear to have clear plans for use beyond "the money will be spent on that particular storm recovery". I fully support such funds covering recovery support - but this should have already have been planned for, with clear guidelines and principles ...

Thanks for posting, Ray

Sue Matheson (79)
Monday June 30, 2014, 7:41 am

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Tuesday July 1, 2014, 8:57 am
Being a Christian backed organization, the possibilities are endless.
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