American National Red Cross

Rating: 2.73 stars   80 reviews

Issues: Disaster Aid, Health, Human Services, International

Location: National Headquarters PO Box 96456 Washington DC 20090 USA

Mission: The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
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Rating: 3 stars  

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In reviewing the latest Form 990 regarding ARC on Guidestar, Gail McGovern's total compensation was $561,210, rather than the $995,718 claimed by Joyce D. While $561,718 is almost twice as high as the average compensation for a CEO of a non profit, it is far from the highest, and there are CEO's at far smaller non profits (the Levy brothers of YAI, who each had packages of over $3/4 million come to mind) that earn more. As for how the organization is run, I feel that National should have left far more to the local and regional levels as far as decision making and protocol, as ARC is far too large an organization to micromanage, and there are vastly different needs depending on the area of the country and whether it's a rural or city chapter. The jury is still out regarding ARC's reorganization, but Health and Safety Services continue to be a disaster since National took over. Will Disaster Services be the next disaster? America and the world are watching...

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