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Friday, December 10, 2010

Read down to the end - Salvation Army is the best group of all. Janette

*Just out of curiosity, I googolized Red Cross CEO Marsha J. Evans. The yearly salary of $651,957 is correct.*


*Christmas Donations*


*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 EVERY Hour 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. **
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    The Salvation Army has always been my favorite.
    2660 days ago
    I like to help out locally, so I donate goods and money to our local food bank. It is run mostly by volunteer help. I suppose it does have overhead such as rent and utilities that may actually be a fair percentage of the value of what it takes in, since it is not a large operation. If my money is used to keep the doors open, then I am fine with that.

    2660 days ago
    Between my husband and myself personally and our business, we have made considerable donations to Salvation Army this Christmas. We have adopted and purchased possibly the only gifts they will receive for 6 children. It feels great to help, I wish we could do more. However, this is not the only charitable organization I help. I help United Way through monthly donations and have had the privilege to tour several facilities to which they provide funding. Many people including the elderly, battered women, abused children, mentally ill, and underprivileged boys and girls in our community are helped due to the United Way's assistance. They are a wonderful organization and am grateful for the help they provide. Also, I make sure I donate blood as often as allowed (every 8 weeks) to the Red Cross, which without, my daughter could not have received the 5 units of blood she needed 2 years ago. I cannot comment on UNICEF because I have not had any personal experience with that one, but it is unfair to make assumptions and try to sway someone away from donating to certain organizations based on the unjust amount of some of the high ranking execs salaries. I agree some of their inflated salaries make no sense, but their organizations do help the less fortunate. My suggestion to you is before you donate, research what each organization does for the community, not the salaries of its staff, then make your decision where your funds should go. Merry Christmas to all!
    2660 days ago
    This year I collected money and gifts for a guy I know who is going through a divorce and has no money for his kids' Christmas. His wife was unfaithful. He's a hard working truck driver and would not qualify for any kind of public assistance, so I wanted to help someone who is really trying and not just standing around with his hand out.
    2661 days ago
    Its one reason why I dont fork over my hard earn cash to such organizations, and prefer to give it to a Chruch I frequently go to! My own Church gives to those in the community and if more chruches were given what is given to these organizations, we would not have welfare or other such dishonest organizations!
    2661 days ago
    For charities the amount of money that actually helps people compared to the amount that is eaten up in administrative costs is important. The amount the head executive makes is rather trivial compared to other expenses.

    The Salvation Army is a fundamentalist church that uses charity work as a means to spread their religious views. Granted the Salvation Army does a lot of great things.

    The Salvation Army claims that as a church is not subject to laws act that forbid discriminating against people due to religion or sexual orientation.

    Also, as a church they claim exemption from the auditing requirements other charities must adhere to. Basically the Salvation Army does not nor does it need to actually show what percentage of donations go to help people and how much is eaten up in other costs. It is nice the SA commissioner only is paid $13k/year but where else do they spend their money?

    Personally I walk past all the bell ringers every holiday season. I prefer to help the downtrodden other ways to avoid the religious and prejudicial slant of the SA.
    2661 days ago
    I worked for a nonprofit for many years, and I know that one of the reasons CEOs often make what seem to be high salaries is that is the only way nonprofits can attract and retain people with the skills needed to run these large organizations; they often make far less than they would doing the same thing in a for-profit organization. Some, however, make what seem to be exorbitant salaries when all the benefits are added in. It's a matter of personal conviction where to put your charitable dollars, and it's wise to be educated so you know what the money is going for. I am most interested in what percentage of every dollar goes to the cause and what goes to overhead; a portion HAS to go to overhead, but it should be a small part.
    2661 days ago
    Yes but the Salvation Army discriminates against LGBT - so take your pick, eh?
    2661 days ago
    Wonderful and helpful information. Thank you so much!!
    2661 days ago
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