Friday, September 24, 2010

When You're Asked to Donate ....

Keep these facts in mind when "donating".

As you open your pockets for yet another natural 
disaster, keep these facts in mind:

Marsha J. Evans, President and CEO of the 
American Red Cross... 
Salary for year ending 06/30/03 was $651,957 plus expenses. 
(That's $74.42 an hour for EVERY hour of EVERY day.) 

Brian Gallagher, President of the United Way receives 
a $375,000 base salary, plus numerous expense benefits. 
(That's $42.80 an hour for EVERYhour of EVERY day.) 

UNICEF CEO receives $1,200,000 per year plus all expenses 
and a ROLLS ROYCE car where ever he goes and only 
cents of your dollar goes to the cause.
(That's $1369.86 an hour for EVERY hour of EVERY day.) 

The Salvation Army's Commissioner Todd Bassett receives 
a salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) 
for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.

No further comment is necessary. Think about
this the next time you're asked to reach for your checkbook. 


CambridgeLady said...

I don't know how these people sleep at night!! Not your usual humour, Odie .... but it needed saying. Thanks for posting and have a great weekend

USA_Admiral said...

That is pretty revolting.

Call me a curmudgeon but I never donated to any of them except the Salvation Army and occasionally Goodwill.

Opus #6 said...

Excellent and informative post, Odie. I will tweet this link.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Lady, when something like this comes to my attention, it needs to be said. NewsBusted is coming up.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Admiral, It kind of puts these things in perspective. Jodi's coming up.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Opie, thank you.

USA_Admiral said...


Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Admiral ... you like that, huh.

Supi said...

Very interesting.......

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Supi ... very

Pierro said...

this is disturbing.
We only give to local charities.
We stopped giving to these big ones years ago after doing a lot of research -- shocking really.

Animal shelters, and battered women's shelters usually get the first of our donations.

bonkful week-end Mr. Woodsters

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Pierro, Wonderful weekends are always the plans here ... Thank You.