Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Let’s stuff those Salvation Army’s kettles

Let’s stuff those Salvation Army’s kettles this year folks.

Just out of curiosity, I googolized Red Cross CEO Marsha J. Evans. The yearly salary of $651,957 is correct .

Christmas Donations

Keep these facts in mind when "donating".

As you open your pockets for yet another natural disaster, keep these facts in mind:

Marsha J. Evans, President and CEO of the American Red Cross ... Salary for year ending 06/30/03 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 where ever he goes and only cents of your dollar goes to the cause. (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. Please share this with everyone you can think of.


Gloria Huang said...

Hi Brett -

I work at the Red Cross and was hoping I could correct some of the facts in this email, which is not only incorrect but outdated.

Marsha Evans actually earned a salary less than $500,000 during her tenure as CEO, which ended a few years ago. Our current CEO Gail McGovern earned $446,867 in FY 2009. All this info is reported here: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3277

The rest of the info in the email is cleared up on Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/charities.asp

Hope this helps... Thanks!


Baruch said...

I was a supporter of the Red Cross until I encountered them in New Orleans after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. What I saw there was so appalling, including distributing disgusting food to locals while RC volunteers and staff were literally eating steak and salmon, incompetent medical personnel, and worst of all...monies donated to the RC specifically for New Orleans which never got there. Those things alienated me from the Red Cross.