September 05, 2005

Here We Go Again

Ramblings of a Regular Ron has a post up about the Red Cross falling short?

Here are some excerpts from the article:

"The Red Cross, they are ridiculous," said Tim Murry, a manager at Alexandria's Holiday Inn Convention Center, where 100 to 200 evacuees have lived since Katrina's landfall.

The hotel, like many other places with no Red Cross assistance, has sheltered and fed the southeastern Louisiana residents, or former residents, since they arrived: some yesterday, some a week ago.

Murry said he and Raj Patel, whose family owns the inn, on Friday tried to get the temporary tenants registered with the Red Cross but were met with resistance because of the emergency agency's steadfast adherence to its rules.

Before registering, the hotel would have to demand that evacuees leave, then they'd have to find a registration center and fill out a form supplied by a certified Red Cross volunteer, Murry said. [more...]

by Billy Gunn over at The Town Talk

I mean I hate to down The Red Cross but damn, do they not have any volunteers over there with common sense? Help hold The Red Cross accountable if you are giving money to them, and yes of course it's still a good thing in which to give. Just keep an eye on them, ok?

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4 Comments:

Blogger Regular Ron said...

Thanks for the Hat-Tip sweetie. Nice to know, others out there that still give credit to the "little guys".

And yes, F-the Red Cross. What a joke.

RR

9/05/2005 11:26:00 AM

 
Blogger The Gray Tie said...

Well Mr. Regular, I don't know how much help I can be to you, I am littler blogger than you! lol

But you are welcome.

9/05/2005 11:49:00 AM

 
Blogger Paul said...

good to see you are back. Salvation Army has always drawn me more but the RC is such a huge org.
I do see there white bags everywhere

9/05/2005 01:41:00 PM

 
Blogger ABFreedom said...

That's strange, you'd think they would want every person displaced registered. Tension must extremely high with everything that's being dealt with. Hearing a few things like this going around.

9/05/2005 02:26:00 PM

 

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