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Discussion in 'News & PR' started by paul, Aug 30, 2005.
Please help if you have not already:
American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief
There are also a number of other organizations that are accepting charitable donations for hurricane relief, a number of which funnel a much higher percentage of donations directly to victims. For a list go to:
Thanks to all who donate. It is mind numbing to be here in Texas knowing we've lost most everything. I have never experienced the kindness of so many strangers, if only our federal govt. did half as much as friends family and strangers have done for evacuees. Along with house, here is the potential gear wiped out:
GK 1001RB II
Bergantino HT210 and ES115
Ashdown Entwhistle preamp
QSC RMX 1450
Road Ready Rack with Korg tuner and Furman power conditioner
New Orleans Guitar Co custom built 5 string
Hamer B series 8 string
Hamer Chapparel US 12 string
Aria Pro II Explorer
Fender MIA P Bass
Not to mention, furniture, clothes, computer , tv, etc. etc. We're hoping that the 2nd floor wil be ok and that will save some of the gear that was upstairs.
My point is almost everyone has lost so much. We are actually lucky despite the losses to have a place to stay in Texas, my company is staying afloat with temp corp office in Dallas, etc. So many have NOTHING left. Even a dollar or two from everyone would go a long way to help those less fortunate than myself. Thanks for everyone's generosity and kindness.
I would urge people wanting to donate money for hurricane victim relief to consider sending your charitable contributions to the Salvation Army.
Only 30 cents of every dollar donated to the Red Cross will reach recipients -- 70 cents will go toward Red Cross self-promotion, padded salaries and perks.
95 cents of a dollar Salvation Army donation will arrive where needed.
I'm curious to know where you got that stat, ryco.
According to my sources the Red Cross spends 5.4% of it's revenue on administration expenses, where:
"Administration Expenses: This measure reflects what percent of its total budget a charity spends on overhead, administrative staff and associated costs, and organizational meetings. Dividing a charity's administration expenses by its total functional expenses yields this percentage."
The Red Cross spends 91% of it's total budget on Program Expenses, where:
"Program Expenses: This measure reflects what percent of its total budget a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver."
The Red Cross has 36 unpaid volunteers for every 1 paid staff person.