Giving at Christmas and all year long
Posted December 19, 2010on:
Just a word about giving, or making donations if you prefer. Those of you who read this blog know that Lew and I have our own way of giving that we have followed for years: we give local (where we find ourselves! 🙂 ). We look for people or groups who need and then we do our best to provide that things or things—-seldom do we give money. Not that there is anything wrong with giving money when your time is short it is just that we feel we can make our money go further and do more than can people who are directly working with those in need. and as far as individuals are concerned we supply what is needed rather than money because all too often these individuals have fallen to the lure of drugs or drink. It doesn’t matter to us if they are addicted if they are in need. Of course it often angers us that people make such bad choices but the time to censure them is not when they are in need of food or clothing or medical care.
Anyhow Christmas seems to be the time that people open their hearts and wallets to those in need so I have a bit of advise:
As you open your pockets for yet another natural disaster or
Christmas season; keep these facts in mind when “donating”.
Marsha J. Evans, President and CEO of the American Red Cross…Salary for year ending 06/30/09 was $651,957 plus expenses. (That’s $74.42 an hour for EVERY hour of EVERY day.)
Brian Gallagher, President of the United Way receives a $375,000 base salary, plus numerous expense benefits. (That’s $42.80 an hour for EVERY hour of EVERY day.)
UNICEF CEO receives $1,200,000 per year plus all expenses and a ROLLS ROYCE car wherever he goes. (That’s $1369.86 an hour for EVERY hour of EVERY day.)
The Salvation Army’s Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.
No further comment necessary except listen for the bells outside stores this Christmas. Please remember this and share it with others. BB
Thanks to friend and fellow political blogger ticker Mr. Produce aka ticker
Yes, I said no more need be said but I lied. You often don’t realize the Salvation Army is on the scene of a disaster or in a place of need unless you are there and see them because they never make a splash with advertising (that costs big bucks) or fly in visiting dignitaries to walk around getting in the way.They are simply there from day one to long after the last more famous and glamorous group has left. they are there doing what they do best:helping those in need. Also as well as their CEO only making $13,000 plus housing a year they aren’t housed in some big office building in the high rent district. You will find the Salvation Army homes, offices and thrift stores where the people most in need are and therefore they are more accessible to these people. BB