Leading Charity Prevented Food from Being Delivered to Harvey Victims- Think Twice Before Donating
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Leading Charity Prevented Food from Being Delivered to Harvey Victims- Think Twice Before Donating

The Red Cross seems to be getting very harsh criticism in light of and in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and as a woman reported, she was stopped from delivering 400 hamburgers to stranded flood victims by none else but two of Red Cross’ volunteers.

“This is Lindsey Scott, and I’m astonished at the behavior of the Red Cross husband/wife team at the mid-county Jack Brooks airport yesterday,” she explained on her sister’s Facebook profile, analyzing the situation in depth.

“Who together accosted me and took turns berating me because I was trying to bring 400 warm hamburgers to our hungry evacuees, who according to them did not need the food because they had ‘already had a sandwich,’” her post continued. “Yes, they had 1 sandwich in 24 hours. They were desperate for a hot meal!”

Then she witnessed the Red Cross duo storing the warm food in ice trunks.

“I confess I just stood there with my mouth gaping open, fighting back tears while they told me that I did not know what I was doing and they had not even seen me volunteering,” she pointed out.

And that’s not all. The ever-annoying Red Cross workers left the scene, giving the woman no instructions on how to feed the victims, that “had not eaten in 24 hours.”

“They were not there when the sun came up and they woke up hungry, angry, tired, scared, and frustrated,” she wrote. “They did not see them fighting over donuts that OUR friends and family answered the call to bring at 7:00 am.”

The Red Cross never lifted a finger to aid the woman and help those affected by the floods get food. It is a miserable way to treat anyone, let alone someone who is willing to sacrifice time and money to help those in need. This also left the victims angry and dissatisfied.

My sister says I can use her FB page to get something off my chest if I identify myself lol. This is Lindsey Scott, and…

Posted by Jamie Mitchell Matuska on Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Red Cross was immediately called out afterward, with  Red Cross’ national spokeswoman Jenelle Eli issuing a statement, saying that the Red Cross team would not deliver food due to safety reasons.

“The safety of the people we serve is our first and utmost priority,” she said. “Our volunteers and workers on the ground may not be perfect, but they are all working with the best of intentions and to the best of their ability.”

Matuska dismissed these claims, saying that not a single person working for the Red Cross has once mentioned safety concerns to her or anyone else for that matter.

“The Red Cross’s position was that (evacuees) had already eaten a sandwich … (they) didn’t (appear) to be concerned about safety (because) they (placed the hamburgers) into an ice chest to save for later,” she wrote to Snopes. “There were problems the entire time they were there with them not wanting volunteers to distribute things.”

The Red Cross is infamous for making shady deals, where most of the donated funds and means end up anywhere but where they were intended to, so let’s assume they did this once again, unwilling to accept other people’s support. All in all, this is a petty effort to ‘stay in the game’, don’t you think?

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. dina Schrader

    September 9, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    THEN DON’T COME TO TEXAS IF YOU CANNOT DO YOUR JOB.. BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT WE DO.. WE GO OUT AND HELP..WE DO NOT HOARD FOOD FROM OTHERS, WE DO NOT KEEP BED FROM PEOPLE WHO NEED THEM.. IF YOU CANNOT DO YOUR JOB.. STAY OUT AND DON’T TAKE OUR MONEY.

  2. kathy

    September 9, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    I’m confused…OR DID I NOT read it….since when does RED CROSS have the power to tell ANYONE if they can or can not deliver anything to anyone ? this is sickening

  3. Sharon Coldiron

    September 9, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Get rid of the RED CROSS… THEY dont help anyone except the administration…
    GIVE THESE PEOPLE ENOUGH FOOD TO EAT…

  4. Roger Long

    September 10, 2017 at 11:02 am

    The Red Cross would rather get the money than the food. From what I understand the Red Cross gives out .08 cents for every dollar collected. If food is donated, they get no money. The red Cross will never see a penny from me. I would prefer to give to the Salvation Army.

  5. Cheryl

    September 10, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Do you realize that only 8 cents on a dollar actually goes to the victim, that’s sad. I wont ever give to the red cross. My choice is salvation army.

  6. judy ovington

    September 10, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    I have seen this years ago and donate to other charities, the Red Cross helped me one time when I needed it to buy formula after my husband left and I had gotten a job to support us, I would feed my child, not myself, I passed out while driving due to not eating, my x husband lost a stripe because he was keeping the money that was to help his daughter and me for himself, I did not know untll later, anyways the Red Cross was only place I knew, so they gave me 50.00 to buy food and formula but told me to pay it back, I left that state and came home to Texas where Texans help people never donated to Red Cross again only church charities I know for sure or to the town directly.

  7. June

    September 11, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    This is not the first time I have heard things like this about the Red Cross. Try some other charity. Maybe your own church

  8. Bob Carlson

    September 14, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Having been through two events involving Flooding in the past thirty years including the Mid Michigan disaster this year, the response and work by the RedCross volunteers has been exemplary and well done. Perhaps the incident mentioned here is an abnormality. Heartfelt appreciation goes out to all those selfless volunteers from the Red Cross that along with First Responders make every effort to help the needy in those times. I hope that this news reporting is being done out of a desire for improvement to the situation rather than vindictiveness by angered individuals.

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