Red Cross Rant!
Something that really has bothered me since the special television show for victims of Sandy. I spent over an hour trying to call to make a donation and when I finally got through I was concerned about the phone rep saying "Thanks for your donation to help victims of disaster around the world who suffer from disasters like Hurricane Sandy". I asked two times if she could confirm that my donation would go to the East Coast and both times she repeated the above and couldn't say that it would go to a specific location! I told her to cancel the donation and I went to the Salvation Army site where you could specify city and state where you wanted your money to go.
This brings to mind back in the '60s when my husband was in the Illinois National Guard. They were sent to cover Chicago for both the Democratic Convention riots and the riots for the death of Martin Luther King so I'm not sure which time or if it was both. But, the Red Cross charged the NG for their coffee that was brought to them! From then until the day he died, he refused to give the Red Cross a nickle! He probably rolled over in his grave when I called the Red Cross in the first place!!