The Red Cross' Secret Disasters

Number 27214
Subject Charities
Source ProPublica & NPR
Year 2015
Publication Date Radio Air Dates: June 3, 2015 June 9, 2015 July 21, 2015 Sept. 16, 2015 Additional online-only updates: Sept. 28, 2015 Aug. 17, 2015 July 23, 2015 June 5, 2015
Summary For more than a hundred years, the American Red Cross has been the country's go-to charity in times of disaster. This insider account of the the charity -- its documents, executives and actions -- show for the first time how it has mismanaged donors' money and failed the people most in need of its help. The stories have led to two congressional investigations, a GAO report and continuing reporting.
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Keywords red cross; non profit; disaster; donors
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