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Red Cross highhandedness, arrogance, in Houston
« on: September 04, 2017, 04:44:52 PM »
To aid the victims was a woman who brought a total of 400 hamburgers to the site and divided them to locals isolated from the rest.

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... ‘I’m astonished at the behavior of the Red Cross husband/wife team at the mid-county Jack Brooks airport yesterday. Who together accosted me and took turns berating me because I was trying to bring 400 warm hamburgers to our hungry evacuees, who according to them did not need the food because they had “already had a sandwich.” Yes, they had 1sandwichh in 24 hours. They were desperate for a hot meal! The Red Cross proceeded to try and load the warm, ready to eat burgers into an ice chest.

The pilot, who had donated his time, fuel, money, plane and arranged the delivery of the burgers was horrified at not being able to serve them (he actually came to volunteer as well). I confess I just stood there with my mouth gaping open, fighting back tears while they told me that I did not know what I was doing and they had not even seen me volunteering.  This is not a normal reaction for me but either exhaustion or pregnancy hormones got the best of me because I simply couldn’t find the words to fight back…,’ she said.

... I’m thankful for our local volunteers who continued to fight with them (when I could not) and saw that the burgers and supplies were distributed to ALL those that needed them.

A word to the wise about Red Cross ....... and this is not the first time they've pulled this kind of crap.
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Re: Red Cross highhandedness, arrogance,[quote] in Houston
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 07:09:32 PM »
  I will never give to them.....the end. 
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Re: Red Cross highhandedness, arrogance,[quote] in Houston
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 08:46:50 PM »
It seems a lot of these organizations quickly turn into big circle-jerks of credentialism and act as if anyone not likewise credentialed is unfit for helping. It's no surprise that government bureaucracy, "non profits," academia, and corporate HR departments basically all exist in the same ecosystem. They're all a bunch of parasites who establish themselves as gatekeepers, controlling who can do what and where.

But yes, I do remember some controversy with the Red Cross not too long ago.  Wasn't it something to do with reallocating donations without making that clear to donors?
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Re: Red Cross highhandedness, arrogance,[quote] in Houston
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2017, 08:58:21 PM »
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'It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.'
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No aid gets past our gates unless the recipients think it's us what (sic) gave it!
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For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but of power & of love and of calm, a well-balanced mind, discipline and self-control.

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Re: Red Cross highhandedness, arrogance,[quote] in Houston
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2017, 09:29:44 PM »
It seems a lot of these organizations quickly turn into big circle-jerks of credentialism and act as if anyone not likewise credentialed is unfit for helping. It's no surprise that government bureaucracy, "non profits," academia, and corporate HR departments basically all exist in the same ecosystem. They're all a bunch of parasites who establish themselves as gatekeepers, controlling who can do what and where.

But yes, I do remember some controversy with the Red Cross not too long ago.  Wasn't it something to do with reallocating donations without making that clear to donors?

Yes, it's referenced in the link, towards the end of the woman's narrative.
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Re: Red Cross highhandedness, arrogance, in Houston
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 07:39:56 AM »
Yeah, during Katrina their appeals did not go towards Katrina victims but their own general fund...

Hospitals have to depend upon them for blood, beyond that they are just another sucky batch of proglodyte-infested scum...
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Re: Red Cross highhandedness, arrogance, in Houston
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 11:02:18 AM »
Red Cross is just like everyone of the rest. They want the glory and the pats on the back.

Rat bastages.
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