Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Fallout Continues

ABC News and other media outlets are reporting the resignation of American Red Cross (ARC) President Marsha Evans in response to the agency's poor response within the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

I had heard a suggestion not to donate to the American Red Cross in that the money would not get to where it was needed and evidently the suggestion is true.

What I did not know is that the American Red Cross operates under a charter from Congress and this is probably why the agency was always considered the main place to receive donations after natural disasters.

But with its status as a favorite child, ARC failed within its responsibility to partner and share its resources with other organizations better equipped to go where it could not quickly and give where the needs were more adequately identified.

Bureaucracy never sleeps it seems!

More heads will roll before the next hurricane season begins undoubtedly and hopefully a clearer signal will be sent and heard by those who would seek to occupy the positions of power and responsibility.

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