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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saturday - Some Public Service Information. . .


Christmas is coming. Think about this.

As you open your pockets for the next natural disaster, please keep these facts in mind:

· The American Red Cross President and CEO Marsha J. Evans salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses

· The United Way President Brian Gallagher receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.

· UNICEF CEO Caryl M. Stern receives $1,200,000 per year (100k per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE . Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause.

GO "GREEN" INSTEAD AND PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE IT WILL DO SOME GOOD:

· The Salvation Army's Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a small salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization. 96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.

· The American Legion National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

· The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their
families and youth!

· The Disabled American Veterans National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

· The Military Order of Purple Hearts National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

· The Vietnam Veterans Association National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!

Thank you Linda

Thought for the day:

"If only we face the facts...with both eyes open." ~ Nicolaus Copernicus



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35 comments:

Jill said...

The cartoon is so funny!

Glad you made this post. I had learned these facts years ago and make sure my money goes where it counts and not someones salary!

DeanO said...

Sandie, thanks for this reminder. I knew some but not all this information. I agree with you 100%. It is good to know that there are truly those who desire to help and give of their time freely.

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Thanks for this reminder. I knew there were salaries involved with these organizations but seeing it in black and white is startling. I will certainly think twice before I donate my hard earned money.
Hugs, Sue
P.S. Love the cartoon!

That corgi :) said...

That is the cutest cartoon, Sandie! LOL!

Thanks for this info. I know I try to be really careful where I send/give money to see how much of it is really going to help people and how much is used for expenses/organization, etc.

have a good weekend!

betty

Melanie said...

I've seen that cartoon before, but it still makes me laugh!
Good information to post. We want our money to go to people who really need it.
Have a great weekend! :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I like the cartoon...Funny. These are great organizations

Sandra said...

yesterday when i went to walmart, they had a salvation army band, 7 men playing and it was fantastic, their bucket was so full i had trouble getting my contribution it it. usually it is a santa with a bell, that band was GOOD.

dr momi said...

Great facts to know. (I love opening your post and laughing right away :-)

ArtyMarti said...

I try to give directly to a needy family, or the Salvation army. The salary facts should be headlines in all the news. It's disgraceful the way some organizations operate.

My Journey With Candida said...

You know, my Hubs and I were just talking about how these non profit org. have one person that is usually making a lot of money. I only give locally and never money.

Michaele said...

Thanks so much for this Chatty. I have to admit, I even have trouble giving to the bell ringers, as I always use debit cards. I do frequent the stores, but I will give more this year.

TexWisGirl said...

definitely some things to think about. i do believe (sadly) that a lot of the fundraisers like races and the like end up covering administrative costs moreso than going to research, etc. too.

Rae said...

Excellent post and info we all need to be aware of. I am burned out on The American Red Cross and my donations go elsewhere anymore. Nice to see a list of other places that are deserving too.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Happy Saturday! Very illuminating information on your post today. Imagine! All that money! Whew! Guess we all know where to give from now on. Have a super day. Susan

Doug and Debbie Crawford said...

That was very enlightening!

Eva Ason said...

The cartoon is funny. THank you for the [heads up] some interesting facts there my friend. Have a lovely weekend my friend! Big Hugs x

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Thanks Sandie I didn't know these fact but I always give to SA & the AVNC anyhow.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Those first three salaries are beyond belief. What do they do to earn that much, I ask?
Thanks for this info, Sandie. The cartoon is really cute! LOL!
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Amen Sister!!!
*hugs*deb

Ginny said...

I LOVE the snowman cartoon!! Hey, you won't believe this! This article about charities, I just recorded it on our church prayer line about a week ago!

Andrew said...

A wonderful point well made...
Enjoy the rest of your weekend xx
Hugs Andrew.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Eye opening! That's why I only give to my church! Enjoy your Saturday!

Thisisme. said...

Hi Chatty. Loved the snowmen cartoon! Gosh, the rest of your post today, certainly gives us something to think about. Some of those salaries are disgraceful. Enjoy the rest of the weekend my friend.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Thank you for this information. I learn something new every day.

SweetMarie said...

Very cute cartoon!
This is wonderful info Sandie!
100k a month while people are homeless...sad.
As soon as my son could walk (1yr old I've taken him to Chick-fil-a every Christmas and he chooses a tag on the tree for a boy or girl to buy a gift for. As he got older he would usually choose a boy around the same age as himself. I believe this has helped him have the big heart he has. :)

blueviolet said...

I always look up the percentages going to the cause before I donate precisely because of numbers like this. Some of those salaries are absurd!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

It sure gives more bang for the buck when we are careful with our choices!! Thank you for this information, Sandie. blessings ~ tanna

Belle said...

Thank you for the information about these charities. I'm appalled at Unicef. We give to Christian Children's Fund which gives about 85% of the money to the children, last time I checked. We give to the Red Cross also. I'm not sure why they would pay her so much! But I do want to help people in disasters so I'll keep giving to them. The military organizations are a worthy cause. It is great you put them out there.

Angela said...

I read some awful stuff about Good Will on a blog last year about how much their President makes. They also said that some of the stuff that we donate locally gets shipped to other countries to sell there!

I prefer to donate to my church and the missionaries we support through them.

Ann said...

I find it rather disgusting that anyone working for a "non profit" organization draws a paycheck like that.
Something is wrong with that system. And, yet, another reason to honor our military :)

Changes in the wind said...

Thanks Sandi for the info...Have printed it out to keep on hand.

Rhonda said...

Once again I found laughter on your blog pages, and also truth ... Happy Sonday

Annesphamily said...

Hi Sandy! during WWII my late FIL told us that Life magazine came to do a photo shoot and the American Red Cross handed out candy and cigarettes to the soldiers and sailors. Once Life magazine left he said they took the treats away! It was all for show! I am very careful to donate, big hospitals and churches likewise pocket lots of those funds, why goodness ,look how lavishly Jim and Tammy Faye Baker's dog lived?????? I believe if God wanted your money He personally would come ask you for it! I donate to where my dollar goes a long way! Salvation Army is first and foremost in my book! They help so many and my youngest daughter volunteered a couple years ago. It was amazing what they gave to the needy! Meanwhile Bill Gates and Oprah want to save the rest of the world! Why don't we start here and feed the hungry! Oh I better zip it up! Thanks for this great share today!

Sharon said...

Oh, how messed up are the values in our country! Actors, athletes get exorbitant salaries. The real heroes often get ignored.

No wonder we can't recognize the treasure that was born in a manger...

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the joke!
That is horrible that they would take such huge salaries. Thank you for that information.