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Review for Mercy Corps, Portland, OR, USA

Rating: 3 stars  

I wish I could give this charity 5 stars because they do a lot of good things. What I look for in a charity is the mission to create sustainability and independence in the people it helps instead of creating dependency while also helping with disaster relief. The fact that the higher ups make so much money is disheartening. I understand that the CEOs and presidents need to be paid but think of the good that could be done with the extra money if they weren't paid so much. I want to know that my donations are truly helping the people I intend to help and not going toward the CEO's summer villa. Perhaps the CEO would do well to read the story of the man whose words are being used with this charity. Gandhi gave up the life of affluence and chose one of poverty. I'm not saying that the CEO needs to become impoverished but nearly $300,000 is ridiculous.

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

I have not had personal experience outside of sending donations.

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

Make sure more of the money was going to the people who truly need it and not the CEO's bank account.

Role:  Donor & Monetary donation.