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The Red Cross Has Some Ethical Explaining to Do

I have donated money to the American Red Cross from time to time, and I’m sure you have as well. I probably will again, but maybe this time with an ethical wink.

American Red CrossThe American Red Cross regularly touts how responsible it is with donors’ money. Writers Jesse Eisinger and Justin Elliott for ProPublica (December 4, 2014) reported some disturbing findings in an article entitled: “The Red Cross CEO Has Been Misleading About Where Donors’ Dollars Are Going.” It is a well-written piece covering several topics, but let us start with the most important finding:

“The American Red Cross regularly touts how responsible it is with donors’ money. ‘We’re very proud of the fact that 91 cents of every dollar that’s donated goes to our services,’ Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern said in a speech in Baltimore last year. ‘That’s world class, obviously…’”

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Posted by Chuck Gallagher in Charitable Contributions, Ethical Behavior, ethics, Transparency and tagged , , ,

Ethics surrounding the West Fertilizer explosion in Texas

An explosion rocked the town of West, Texas and today we look at the ethics behind No One Acting…  Only an act of terror such as that, which had unfolded at the Boston Marathon and by extension, attacked the City of Boston, could have over-shadowed the devastation that occurred only two days later in the tiny town of West, Texas.

west texas explosionOn April 17, 2013, there was a fire and then an explosion at the West Fertilizer factory. Fourteen people lost their lives; 10 of them were first responders who were rushing in to control the fire. The fire-fighters had no chance. West, Texas was destroyed. There was $100 million worth of damage.

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