They were wrong.
The Red Cross botched key elements of its mission after Sandy and Isaac, leaving behind a trail of unmet needs and acrimony, according to an investigation by ProPublica and NPR. The charity’s shortcomings were detailed in confidential reports and internal emails, as well as accounts from current and former disaster relief specialists.
What’s more, Red Cross officials at national headquarters in Washington, D.C. compounded the charity’s inability to provide relief by “diverting assets for public relations purposes,” as one internal report puts it. Distribution of relief supplies, the report said, was “politically driven.”
The Red Cross kept volunteers in disaster-free Tampa so they could look good at the GOP convention. They sent out 40 percent of relief trucks to PR events to make themselves look good. You have experience Red Cross members saying they refused to donate to Red Cross. It's pretty disgusting.