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January 28, 2013

Very few people know that the Red Cross is the best friend of Service men and women. They confirm hardships, injuries/illnesses or deaths of family members that require the presence of the military member. They also work to assist in making sure they get home.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

January 20, 2013

Very few people know that the Red Cross is the best friend of Service men and women. They confirm hardships, injuries/illnesses or deaths of family members that require the presence of the military member. They also work to assist in making sure they get home. Every Duty Officer is familiar with contacting, or being contacted by the Red Cross. As a retired Marine with 26+ years I have nothing but admiration for THEIR service. (My last personal experience was 1987-the tear I retired; however that year option was not available in this form. )

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1997

December 28, 2012

No matter what others have to say, whenever disaster strikes, the Red Cross seems to be the first on the scene. Their symbol is hard to miss, so next time you're watching a disaster unfold on TV, I'm sure you'll also see that red cross in the picture.

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

December 26, 2012

As a local and national volunteer of Red Cross I have been a disaster nurse volunteer for many years and can testify to best managemenent of all types of disasters and the best response from recipients of their services. I have helped out numerous other groups but am most impressed with Red Cross as an organization and with the dedicated volunteers involved. I urge any nurses or others to volunteer their time to help the others or to donate to a major organization that spends donated money the best. My personal memories include people's tears and relief with help they seldom receive from of anyone else. Many people are only aware of major disasters like hurricanes, floods or tornadoes when many groups show up or solicite donations on TV, but are never aware of house fires or families needing help locating military relatives for messages. Dedicated volunteers help at all hours and places but are seldom acknowledged by the public. They ARE appreciated by Red Cross and continue being volunteers for a long time. That is my reason for staying with this group.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

December 18, 2012

Time and time again I have seen the Red Cross step up and help local members of the community and in large scale disasters. Yesterday a member of our community lost her apartment and belongings. Guess who was one of the first on the scene? The Red Cross. As for the folks who write the negative posts, do your homework people and stop relying on whatever the latest Facebook, Twitter or whatever rumor of the day that you get your information from. If you don't want to give to the Red Cross, that's fine. Find a charity you feel you can trust (some local ones are great) and donate to them. There will always be a need.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

December 15, 2012
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December 15, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

Look @ Hati, people are still living in boxes after 4 years & they've collected billions.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 15, 2012
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Review from CharityNavigator
December 15, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

They still haven't found where the lost money from 9/11 went. They also take money for one tragedy and save it for another one. They tell you, you are doing good for one thing and your money doesn't even go there. Irresponsible at the least if not criminal.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2001

December 11, 2012
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Review from CharityNavigator
December 11, 2012
4 people found this review helpful

I'm tired of all these large non-profits who collect BILLIONS of dollars and the money does NOT go to where it is suppose to - I've heard all kinds of bad stories about this organization in the past, but once I saw how they handled hurricane sandy, I now agree wholeheartedly! The VOLUNTEERS are amazing (but they are not paid) - the Red Cross themselves said that 90% of people that were helping were volunteers, that leaves 10% getting paid - with the BILLIONS of dollars they collected, there should have been more money circulated in helping New Jersians (and others affected by Sandy) - alot of FOOD was DONATED so I'd like to know WHERE all this money has gone, WHY THEY ARE STILL ADVERTISING to donate money for NEW JERSEY, but yet they are not still active from the hurricane - It is time for non-profits to be held more accountable and for change. I want to create my own non-profit and focus on the TRUE MEANING of the organization rather than worrying about filling my own pocketbook first like these CEOS, etc.... SHAME!!! I will NEVER donate to the Red Cross again - or any other large charity (as this happens with all of them!!)

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

December 11, 2012

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1 previous review
January 15, 2010

This is a fabulous organization with thousands of selfless, well-trained volunteers who provide high quality care after a disaster (shelter, food, clothing, medicine, emotional support). Executive ma... more

December 11, 2012

Please ignore the false information provided in some other posts, esp. the first one. It is an urban legend. That person says their last contact was 2011 but cites a CEO who left the organization in 2005! The Red Cross is a fabulous organization. While it and no other organization can be perfect, I see fellow volunteers who do wonderful and selfless work all the time, providing food, clothing, shelter, water, and emotional support. Because so much of the work is done by volunteers for free, some costs might look a little out of whack. Even then, at least 92 cents of every donated dollar goes to serve our communities. that's about as good as it gets! Nearly everyone I know has a Red Cross story, from giving or receiving blood, receiving comfort or an emergency message while serving in the military, learning how to swim or be a good lifeguard or babysitter, and learning how to save a loved one's life through first aid and CPR training.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

January 15, 2010
2 people found this review helpful

This is a fabulous organization with thousands of selfless, well-trained volunteers who provide high quality care after a disaster (shelter, food, clothing, medicine, emotional support). Executive management changes in recent years have resulted in an even more responsive and lean organization, with donor dollars going where needed most. The name is American Red Cross, not what is posted here.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

good people doing good

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

highly trained, caring, selfless, effective

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help communities prepare better for major disasters. At least this amount is going to Haiti to help after their earthquake (day 2)

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

December 6, 2012
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Review from Guidestar
December 6, 2012
6 people found this review helpful

CONTRIBUTIONS:
As you open your pockets to do a good thing and make yourself feel good, please keep the following facts in mind:
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The American Red Cross
President and CEO Marsha J. Evans'
salary for the year was $651,957 plus
expenses
MARCH OF DIMES
It is now called the March of Dimes because
only a dime for every 1 dollar is given to the needy .
The United Way
President Brian Gallagher
receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.
UNICEF
CEO Caryl M. Stern receives
$1,200,000 per year (100k permonth) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE.
Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause.
GOODWILL
CEO and owner Mark Curran profits $2.3 million a year .
Goodwill is a very catchy name for his business.
You donate to his business and then he sells the items for PROFIT.
He pays nothing for his products and pays his workers minimum wage! Nice Guy.
$0.00 goes to help anyone!
Stop giving to this man.
Instead, give it to ANY OF THE FOLLOWING
GO "GREEN" AND PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE IT WILL DO SOME GOOD :
The Salvation Army
Commissioner, Todd Bassett receives a small salary of only
$13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.
96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.
The American Legion
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Veterans of Foreign Wars
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Disabled American Veterans
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Military Order of Purple Hearts
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Vietnam Veterans Association
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
Make a Wish: For children's last wishes.
100% goes to funding trips or special wishes for a dying child.
St. Jude Research Hospital
100% goes towards funding and helping Children with Cancer who have no insurance and can
not afford to pay .
Ronald McDonald Houses
All monies go to running the houses for parents who have critical Children in the hospital.
100% goes to housing, and feeding the families.
Lions Club International
100% OF DONATIONS GO TO HELP THE BLIND,BUY HEARING AIDES, SUPPORT MEDICAL MISSIONS AROUND THE WORLD. THEIR LATEST UNDERTAKING
IS MEASLES VACCINATIONS (ONLY $1.00 PER SHOT).

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Was your donation impactful?

Unlikely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Unlikely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Unlikely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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