Red Cross administration fee

Red Cross administration fee

Postby yuchanfei » Tue May 27, 2008 11:42 am

Does any one know what is the % of the donation is collected as administration fee which you have donated to Red Cross? It says 3.5% - 5%, and someone says 5% - 10%?
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Postby yu888 » Tue May 27, 2008 12:04 pm

China Red Cross Questioned on Earthquake Relief Fund

World Journal, Posted: May 22, 2008

NEW YORK—As people across the world donate to China's earthquake victims, the Red Cross Society of China is being scrutinized over how they are managing the earthquake relief fund, reports the World Journal. Some critics charge the China Red Cross with corruption, claiming the organization paid 13 million RMB (about $1.86 million) for 1,000 tents. But officials from China Red Cross deny the charges, saying they paid 1,174 RMB (about $168.2) for each tent on average, which is the lowest price they could find. Officials with the China Red Cross also deny charges that they are charging an additional 30 percent as an administration fee, saying they only charge 3 to 5 percent.
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Postby yu888 » Tue May 27, 2008 12:05 pm

for more info use the Google tool bar on the left to search the net (not just the site) and try out some key words and see what you come up with

And fwiw, the American Red Cross expenses runs at about 5% and 95% goes to programs or relief.
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Postby kumlong » Tue May 27, 2008 12:36 pm

read sunday morning post article on red cross logging in to web to deny graft charges.
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Postby underh20 » Tue May 27, 2008 9:01 pm

yu888 wrote:for more info use the Google tool bar on the left to search the net (not just the site) and try out some key words and see what you come up with

And fwiw, the American Red Cross expenses runs at about 5% and 95% goes to programs or relief.
http://charityreports.bbb.org/Public/Re ... rityID=679


The Red Cross has been caught red-handed in several countries ripping off or misuse of donations. That it doesn't happen in China also is laughable.
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Postby gw4khq » Tue May 27, 2008 9:38 pm

Agreed, but for those who want to give is there a better alternative. There are bound to be some costs involved, but we need to know that they are minimised. Travel to Sichuan would be too expensive to give directly and ability to organise is also required.
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Postby underh20 » Wed May 28, 2008 6:41 pm

^ True.
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Postby BritsAbroad » Wed May 28, 2008 7:55 pm

http://www.halfthesky.org/work/earthquake08.php
and www.charlesfoundation.org

Brits Abroad has close ties with both of the above local organisations and we continue to support them on an ongoing basis.

They are both appealing for emergency funds and we can vouch for their honesty and integrity.

If you want to find out more about the relief aid they are providing please check out their websites.
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Postby yu888 » Thu May 29, 2008 2:52 am

BritsAbroad wrote:http://www.halfthesky.org/work/earthquake08.php
and www.charlesfoundation.org

Brits Abroad has close ties with both of the above local organisations and we continue to support them on an ongoing basis.

They are both appealing for emergency funds and we can vouch for their honesty and integrity.

If you want to find out more about the relief aid they are providing please check out their websites.


shanghaiexpat is planning on trying to fund-raise ona longer term for a\half the sky as we believe their goals are consistent with the spirit of this community. jaded expats aside, many have agreed.
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