The Red Cross is out of money

United States
June 18, 2008 9:07am CST
Did you see the news that the Red Cross is now having to borrow money so that they can help those in need? The Red Cross is always ready at any time to help and now they need our help. Remember they are helping those people in the midwest suffering the effects of the floods. They help anyone who needs help. We need to help them now.
4 responses
@julyteen (13261)
• Davao, Philippines
8 Aug 08
yes we need to help this agency so that many people also avail their services. red cross is know for being generous to all people who need their assistance. i am a member of red cross before but now due to many insurance i paid every month i stop paying my registration. Because they need help maybe i will joined again so that i can extend my help to them.
• United States
8 Aug 08
I hope you can help them. This is a very important agency for the entire world.
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
19 Jun 08
As many non for profit probably paid way too much for full time people working for company. I know they help for many people. Hard to believe they run out of money. It is poor management knowing how many people donate money. I would still help them, but also I have to double check how they distribute the money so far. I am running my free garage sale, means all money I collect will go for people affected by flooding. I need to know who I am going to give money. Purple Heart, Salvation Army or Red Cross...
• United States
19 Jun 08
So true. I don't know how much the Red Cross spends on "administrative" chores. It was supposed to be one of the better managed ones. You are right when you say that we need to check on the finances of any group before we donate to them. Those who have the lowest costs for paid stuff should be better. Paid employees and other costs can take away from the money needed to help others.
@gberlin (3836)
18 Jun 08
I did see that on the news. Part of the reason for lack of money is that there have been so many disasters.
• United States
19 Jun 08
Yup, it is a little sad that one of the groups who are always there to help us in any situation is now in trouble themselves. I can only speculate that maybe people are not donating the way they did because of their own money issues. When you add that to the large number of disasters it is a no win situation.
@jiangsl (377)
• China
18 Jun 08
Really?The Red Cross is out of money?I think the Red Cross is always rich,of course,they often help others.Maybe they need our help this time because of floods and earthquake.
• United States
18 Jun 08
Yup, they just announced that they are now having to borrow money to continue it's work.