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Norma Ashmore

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Review for American National Red Cross, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

After having survived Hurricane Carla as a teen, the Red Cross charged for water and rented cots while the NOT RATED Salvation Army handed out water and loaned cots. Heard the exact same story from survivors of the Texas City Disaster. Again I experienced the lack of compassion of the Red Cross when flooding occurred in Houston 2001 June 9th, however, i still have a smile over this one... the Red Cross was standing out side a local Grocery chain trying to dole out the guilt to donate money and talking about how we have so much and should be giving to others --when an 80 yr old lady told them Her home still had water in the back, her home was in chaos , she here buying paper towels and bleach and although the 'disaster' had been over a week had NEVER seen a Red Cross person on her block even to hand out a bottle of water.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

a 'catastrophe' After having survived Hurricane Carla as a teen, the Red Cross charged for water and rented cots while the NOT RATED Salvation Army handed out water and loaned cots. These cots meant that my parents were able to house 15 or so people during a catastrophe. Same story here with the Texas City Disaster. And with Hurricane Ike in 2008, I heard the same story again about the Red Cross.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Kind and Helpful instead of a grasping, guilt provider.

Role:  Client Served & Systems Analyst .