An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
An aide to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney tells CBS News that Romney personally donated to the American Red Cross on Monday to assist disaster relief efforts in the wake of Sandy.
Romney, who replaced campaign events on Monday and Tuesday with “storm relief events” and has urged his supporters to donate to the American Red Cross as well, mailed a check on Monday. A Romney spokesman declined to specify the amount donated.
In a statement, the American Red Cross thanked Romney for his support and praised both campaigns for urging people to donate: “The American Red Cross appreciates the support from the Romney campaign and is working with the campaign to process this donation of supplies. We are grateful that both the Obama and Romney campaigns have also encouraged the public to send financial donations to the Red Cross. We encourage individuals who want to help to consider making a financial donation or making an appointment to give blood.”
Good on him! Did Obama donate? Or is he just flapping his gums for others to do so. Either way… I don’t trust the Red Cross. Notice they want MONEY! Yes, they are asking for blood too, but it’s money that is the first on the list. After that fiasco with the 9/11 funds, I haven’t donated a dime to them. I do, however, donate to other worthy charities who do the same thing, just better….like religious organizations. Personally, I like Samaritan’s Purse.
Oh…and for the record… Andrea Mitchell is another MSNBC moron. Can’t they hire anyone over there with an ounce of common sense? Or even two gray cells to rub together? *shakes head*
Those people who have lost everything are going to NEED everything….clothes, furniture, food, water, etc. So, if an organization tells me to send only money…well… I don’t have any, so that ain’t gonna happen. I do have more clothes than I need, and would be happy to take a few dozens boxes and bags to a donation location…if I could find one. We also have kitchen items, a whole lot of books, and who knows what else around here.
The Red Cross should be pickled tink with ANYTHING the people can spare, and these days, that’s not a whole lot in the way of dollars! But we are a generous nation, and we WILL help as we can. The Red Cross needs to say thank you for ANYTHING, and knock of the send money B.S.!