Thursday, November 29, 2012

Notice how the American media has downplayed FEMA failures as well

'The response of the Red Cross has been lamentable': Relief organization's efforts blasted a month after Superstorm Sandy 'despite them raking in $150M in the name of the storm'

  • Activist Michelle Manning said that in two weeks of volunteering in hard-hit Rockaways neighborhood in Queens, she saw only two Red Cross vehicles

  • Immediately following storm, Staten Island borough president called Red Cross 'an absolute disgrace' 

  • Organization has received $150m in donations following Superstorm Sandy
  • Red Cross says that parts of Manning's story was inaccurate and she did not contact nonprofit for comment

  • Relief group has spent $60-$70M of donations; remainder will be spent on long-term recovery efforts

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