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Phobia
01-06-2005, 12:09 PM
http://www.glennbeck.com/news/01062005.shtml

I can't believe Habitat for Humanity and some of the others skim so much money off the top.

PastorMikH
01-06-2005, 12:34 PM
Amazing how people try to make a buck off of tragedies isn't it?


I understand a little bit for administrative expenses in getting the aid to the people, but it looks like the majority of that list are keeping too much $ for themselves.

Cochise
01-06-2005, 12:37 PM
sounds like how the united way was with the sept 11 fund. freaking crooks trying to skim off the top of a tragedy.

PastorMikH
01-06-2005, 12:47 PM
sounds like how the united way was with the sept 11 fund. freaking crooks trying to skim off the top of a tragedy.


Can't remember which off the top of my head today, but it was either the Red Cross or Salvation Army that took in A LOT of money for the families of the emergency workers that died in the 9/11 attacks, then didn't manage to get the $ to the families.

KC Kings
01-06-2005, 12:55 PM
Obviously there are some charities that abuse the donated dollars, and their boardmembers make mor than I ever will, but before you jump to conclusions I am sure you could contact the organization and get a break down as to what their admin cost go to. For Habitat for Humanity, does that 3% help run their Habitat Restore's retail center and their projects to deconstruct rather than demolish? If so the 3% invested greatly outweighs the benifits of spending the cash.

Phobia
01-06-2005, 01:10 PM
Obviously there are some charities that abuse the donated dollars, and their boardmembers make mor than I ever will, but before you jump to conclusions I am sure you could contact the organization and get a break down as to what their admin cost go to. For Habitat for Humanity, does that 3% help run their Habitat Restore's retail center and their projects to deconstruct rather than demolish? If so the 3% invested greatly outweighs the benifits of spending the cash.

3%?

They're only passing on 71% of what is donated.

Cochise
01-06-2005, 01:17 PM
3%?

They're only passing on 71% of what is donated.

That's ridiculous. I'm sorry I made a donation to them last year.

Cochise
01-06-2005, 01:19 PM
Can't remember which off the top of my head today, but it was either the Red Cross or Salvation Army that took in A LOT of money for the families of the emergency workers that died in the 9/11 attacks, then didn't manage to get the $ to the families.

I am 99% sure it was the Red Cross. I remember seeing a lot of news coverage about that

badgirl
01-06-2005, 01:51 PM
Stop Hunger Now only uses 56% of its money for charity, but they claim to be non Profit, what the hell, where is the other 44% going then. They make me sick. :cuss:

Swanman
01-06-2005, 03:21 PM
I really don't trust any charities that are big pseudo-corporations. I like charities like the one Dennis Leary runs out of Boston to help out families of firefighters that died in the line of duty. Back when like 12 firemen died in a big fire in Boston, he raised a bunch of money and took 100% of the money, divided it by 12 and sent each family a check for their twelfth.

I was donating a bunch of stuff to Goodwill recently and they wouldn't take an old bedside table I had because they thought they'd have trouble selling it in their store. It was perfectly functional except the top was scraped up pretty bad, but considering I used cinderblocks as bedside tables in college, it was a perfectly good table. So basically unless they could make a buck selling it, they didn't want it so my stuff will no longer go to them. I'd almost rather throw it in the trash than give it to someone trying to make a profit from it.

ENDelt260
01-06-2005, 03:26 PM
I was donating a bunch of stuff to Goodwill recently and they wouldn't take an old bedside table I had because they thought they'd have trouble selling it in their store. It was perfectly functional except the top was scraped up pretty bad, but considering I used cinderblocks as bedside tables in college, it was a perfectly good table. So basically unless they could make a buck selling it, they didn't want it so my stuff will no longer go to them. I'd almost rather throw it in the trash than give it to someone trying to make a profit from it.

Well, if it doesn't sell, they'd have to pay to have it hauled to the dump. I assume they're not interested in acting as a free trash service for the community.

When someone donated stuff to the Salvation Army in Rolla that was too shitty to sell, they just put it in the back alley... then, when we were gonna have a party at the fraternity house, we'd take trucks up there an pick up all the old couches and shit for a bonfire. Since they had to pay to have that crap hauled off normally, our drunken, reckless ways were doing some good.... uh, or something.

Cochise
01-06-2005, 03:28 PM
Well, if it doesn't sell, they'd have to pay to have it hauled to the dump. I assume they're not interested in acting as a free trash service for the community.

When someone donated stuff to the Salvation Army in Rolla that was too shitty to sell, they just put it in the back alley... then, when we were gonna have a party at the fraternity house, we'd take trucks up there an pick up all the old couches and shit for a bonfire. Since they had to pay to have that crap hauled off normally, our drunken, reckless ways were doing some good.... uh, or something.

ROFL I thought my house was the only one that used old furniture for bonfires ROFL

Boozer
01-06-2005, 03:28 PM
Can't remember which off the top of my head today, but it was either the Red Cross or Salvation Army that took in A LOT of money for the families of the emergency workers that died in the 9/11 attacks, then didn't manage to get the $ to the families.

I also remember a lot of whining about how families of 9/11 victims were receiving multiples of what families of dead soldiers get. Those charities were damned if they did, damned if they didn't.

ENDelt260
01-06-2005, 03:30 PM
ROFL I thought my house was the only one that used old furniture for bonfires ROFL
Burning couches was a way of life in Rolla.

Once you see how fast one goes up, you're hooked.

It's especially fun to light one when people are sitting on it.

Fairplay
01-06-2005, 04:22 PM
Burning couches was a way of life in Rolla.

Once you see how fast one goes up, you're hooked.

It's especially fun to light one when people are sitting on it.






Ah, yes. Back home memories.

PastorMikH
01-06-2005, 05:25 PM
I also remember a lot of whining about how families of 9/11 victims were receiving multiples of what families of dead soldiers get. Those charities were _______ if they did, ______ if they didn't.



:spock:


My point was the misappropriation of the funds that were given. If they were given $ to give to those families, those families should have recieved what was given, not what the organization thinks they deserve.

Demonpenz
01-06-2005, 05:28 PM
i remember going through the quad and going wtf is that smell? Oh must be a sofa on fire again