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Judith Pecho

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Review for Food For The Poor, Coconut Creek, FL, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Just watched a segment on Democracy Now who had a journalist in Haiti, and they showed the Food for the Poor building, a huge multi-storied pink building across from a camp of Haiti earthquake victims living in tents. They reported this camp had under 400 people. The people are staving, hungry, and you could see that they were were thin, adults and children. They said Food for the Poor does not provide any food for them although they have asked. The journalist talked to Food for the Poor and affirmed that. Something is wrong that an organization cannot resolve whatever problems there are to see that the people in the camp directly across the street from them is provided food. Seeing the CEO's whooping salary, I wonder what their priorities are. Certainly they have outreach people that should have fixed this long ago. Charities are raking in billions, as this organization is for refugees in Haiti but the people are still living in squalid conditions lacking sufficient food, clean water, and sanitary conditions.
I called the organization in Florida to talk with an administrator about this but was only allowed to talk to a customer service person who only made excuses and refused to let me talk to someone who could explain this situation and see that it is remedied. If they cannot feed under 400 people who are starving living across the street in a very squalid camp, then why do they take donations? Shame.

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Did not like the lack of concern and over confident tone of "customer service person" who speaks mistruths to try to get rid of me as a concerned human being for those people suffering in Haiti. The journalist I know to be very reliable in his reporting about Food for the Poor not giving hungry people across their building in Porto Price, Haiti. This is a scandal.

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

Find a CEO who will work for half the salary and use that money to feed the people in Haiti. Believe they should provide charts that show where the donations for Haiti victims has gone.

Role:  General Member of the Public & I called the organization in hopes of seeing these people receive food and was brushed off, and the person I talked to said they got food, which I know is untrue. Watch Democracy Now Segment on Haiti, dated 3/30/2011.

Review for Defenders of Wildlife, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Defenders of Wildlife recent disappointed members by their lack of sufficient protection of wolves in Montana and Idaho. The following is a quote from:

'Last Friday, the 18th of March, will be a day forever emblazened into the minds of wolf advocates and supporters throughout the nation, as it was on this day that Defenders of Wildlife and 9 other plaintiffs in the two delisting lawsuits to restore federal protection to wolves, sold out these passionate advocates."
"For an organization that took in over $28million last year, according to their ***IRS filing for 2009, I personally think they could do a lot better if perhaps they didn't pay out 43% of their contributions in salary and compensation, including over $360,000 in annual compensation for Rodger Schlickeisen, CEO of Defenders of Wildlife and another $2.5 million for the other 14 officers of Defenders of Wildlife. I think perhaps its time we took a good hard look at these organizations, and especially the money they generate in highly lucrative salaries, and start asking some tough questions."

Best to read the whole article.

This organization will not see any more donations from me until they demonstrate that they are actually what they say they are and not just an organization of high salaried impostors.

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They have not performed as expected. They had a fine reputation, but their recent "compromise" in allowing culling of wolves is just not acceptable.

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

Please update your information on your web site rating of Defenders of Wildlife, since the most recent salaries and expenses is not current, it appears.

Role:  Donor & I have been a previous donor to this organization.