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nAz
01-03-2005, 06:12 PM
Although i never cared much for her acting i have to say as a human being she is tops! way to go, OMG i just remembered she is a liberal no wonder she donates so much /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

NEW YORK (AP) -- Actress Sandra Bullock has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to help relief efforts in countries affected by the deadly earthquake and tsunamis in southern Asia and eastern Africa.

Bullock, whose screen credits include "Miss Congeniality," "While You Were Sleeping" and "Speed," contacted the American Red Cross last week, the organization said Monday.

She also donated $1 million after the September 11 terror attacks.

"At this critical time, I am grateful to Sandra Bullock for once again demonstrating her leadership, compassion and belief in our global humanitarian mission," said American Red Cross President and Chief Executive Officer Marsha Evans in a statement. "Sandra continues to enable our lifesaving work and is a model for personal generosity."

Wally_in_Cincy
01-04-2005, 06:32 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote nAz:</font><hr> Although i never cared much for her acting i have to say as a human being she is tops! way to go, OMG i just remembered she is a liberal no wonder she donates so much ... <hr /></blockquote>

Actually liberals prefer to donate other people's money /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Good for her.

ps: she's hot


http://www.dvdtown.com/media/screenshots/small/6973.jpg

Deeman2
01-04-2005, 06:50 AM
Thankfully, a gratious actress who let's her money, not her mouth talk. I knew I was lusting after a righteous gal...

eg8r
01-04-2005, 10:28 AM
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Although i never cared much for her acting i have to say as a human being she is tops! way to go, OMG i just remembered she is a liberal no wonder she donates so much <hr /></blockquote> I agree she is tops. She has given more money than the pitiful ankle-biting french.

eg8r &lt;~~~the mention of being liberal makes no sense, go figure

SPetty
01-05-2005, 01:10 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote nAz:</font><hr> Although i never cared much for her acting i have to say as a human being she is tops! way to go, OMG i just remembered she is a liberal no wonder she donates so much<hr /></blockquote>The radio report on my evening commute last night spun it just a little differently by opening the story with something like:

"Hollywood has responded to President Bush's request..."

highsea
01-05-2005, 01:54 PM
Well, that ought to buy the Red Cross some new computers..Oh wait, I forgot, they bought new computers with the 9/11 money..well maybe some new fax machines...oh, wait, they got new fax machines with the 9/11 money too...

Her heart was in the right place, but she could have picked a better charity,imo. Very little of her contribution will go where it's needed, I'm afraid.
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Wally_in_Cincy
01-05-2005, 02:07 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote SPetty:</font><hr> The radio report on my evening commute last night spun it just a little differently by opening the story with something like:

"Hollywood has responded to President Bush's request..." <hr /></blockquote>

Was that Natl Public Radio?

BTW Formula One driver Michael Schumacher donated $10 mil

Since MJ retired he's the world's highest paid athlete, at $48 mil per year.

Deeman2
01-05-2005, 02:31 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote SPetty:</font><hr> The radio report on my evening commute last night spun it just a little differently by opening the story with something like:

"Hollywood has responded to President Bush's request..." <hr /></blockquote> <font color="blue"> The Hollywood people do seem to love our President... </font color>

Was that Natl Public Radio? <font color="blue"> A good guess, I would bet. </font color>

BTW Formula One driver Michael Schumacher donated $10 mil <font color="blue"> Gonna piss off the NASCAR crowd here, but I saw all of Schumacher's races while living in Europe. This guy could outrun most other drivers in a VW bug. If his car held together, he was almost a lock to win. I don't follow him now but bet he's still winning the driver's trophy every year. We'll have to ask Comrade Qtek...</font color>

Deeman

Since MJ retired he's the world's highest paid athlete, at $48 mil per year. <font color="blue"> Stopped watching the game when he quit. Did the same when Dr. J hung them up...What a class act... </font color> <hr /></blockquote>

highsea
01-05-2005, 03:06 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr>BTW Formula One driver Michael Schumacher donated $10 mil<hr /></blockquote>
Schumaker's bodyguard was killed in the tsunami. He was vacationing in Phuket.
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nAz
01-05-2005, 06:28 PM
wow that is a nice chunk of change to donate.

Do you guys think this man is stingy? "Media conglomerate News Corp also announced a $1 million contribution to tsunami relief and reconstruction and pledged to match employee donations dollar for dollar. News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch called on his U.S.-based media companies to make print and air time available to solicit donations."... he donated this through his company which is great every bit helps but when you compare it to Sandra Bullack or Schumacher it seem pretty Stingy when the man is worth Billions and he is from that part of the world, Australia.

eg8r
01-06-2005, 06:44 AM
I really don't find it stingy at all. It is a MILLION dollars. If you were down and out, broke and living on the streets and Rupert Murdoch offered to give you a million dollars, would you call him stingy?

eg8r &lt;~~~Donated all I can afford right now and don't care about actual amounts of what anyone has donated

Wally_in_Cincy
01-06-2005, 07:49 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Deeman2:</font><hr>
This guy could outrun most other drivers in a VW bug. If his car held together, he was almost a lock to win. I don't follow him now but bet he's still winning the driver's trophy every year. <hr /></blockquote>

I think he has won 5 in a row.

When I first got Spped Channel I would often watch F1 on Sunday morning but I found it boring after a while. Not enough passing. I like the Champ cars and the IRL, especially in person.

catscradle
01-06-2005, 08:09 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote highsea:</font><hr>
Her heart was in the right place, but she could have picked a better charity,imo. Very little of her contribution will go where it's needed, I'm afraid.
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Absolutely correct. The Red Cross takes advantage of these situations to get publicity and bolster their own coffers. Too much overhead and high salarys.
When my mother was a starving child (due to a drunken father)in the great depression it was the Salvation Army that helped out, not the Red Cross. The Salvation Army will get my donation, they use it better.

SnakebyteXX
01-06-2005, 08:31 AM
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The Red Cross takes advantage of these situations to get publicity and bolster their own coffers. Too much overhead and high salarys.
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The Red Cross may not be the best choice. Their recent track record speaks for itself:

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Red Cross defends handling of Sept. 11 donations
November 6, 2001 Posted: 9:39 PM EST (0239 GMT)


Healy tells Congress the Red Cross "must have the ability to help the victims of tomorrow."


WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Charities swung into action after the September 11 terrorist attacks, raising more than $1 billion. But questions are being raised about where and how and how much of that money is being distributed.

Bearing the brunt Tuesday during a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's oversight panel was outgoing Red Cross President Dr. Bernadine Healy.

The Red Cross has raised more than $564 million for the Liberty Fund, which was set up in response to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

While the agency states on its Web site that it is spending more than any other relief agency responding to the terrorist attacks, it has distributed only $154 million.

Healy was hammered by one New York official for the Red Cross' decision to put aside nearly half of the money raised for future needs that may include terrorist attacks.

"I see the Red Cross, which has raised hundreds of millions of dollars that was intended by the donating public to be used for the victims of September 11 -- I see those funds being sequestered into long-term plans for an organization," testified New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.

Healy later told CNN the Red Cross was a service organization and that previous donations had prepared the agency to deal with September 11.

"We had planned for a weapon of mass destruction attack," she said. "We knew our obligations under the congressional charter. We knew it involved victim assistance and sheltering. We knew that it involved with dealing with rescue workers. We knew that it involved blood."

She also noted that some of the new funding went toward helping communities learn how to deal with other threats such as anthrax.

The hearing was contentious, with panel members trying to get at the issue of donor intent and whether the Red Cross misled donors.

"What's at issue here is that a special fund was established for these families. It was specially funded for this event, September 11," said Rep. Billy Tauzin, R-Louisiana.

"And it is being closed now because we are told enough money's been raised in it, but we're also being told, by the way, we're going to give two-thirds of it away to other Red Cross needs."

The subcommittee asked Healy and her agency to provide the exact language of all of its television and newspaper appeals for donations.

Healy said what the agency has learned is it needs to explain to the public the mission of the Red Cross.

"Don't confuse us with the 9/11 Fund in New York. Don't confuse us with Habitat for Humanity. Don't confuse us with the scholarship in New York for the victims. We have to get that out," she said.

Controversy over the Liberty Fund was one reason Healy decided to resign at year's end. But she defended the agency's decision of how to use the money.

"The Liberty Fund is a war fund. It has evolved into a war fund," she said."We must have blood readiness. We must have the ability to help our troops if we go into a ground war. We must have the ability to help the victims of tomorrow."

Elizabeth McLaughlin says keeping up with red tape required an 18-page spreadsheet.
A widow who lost her husband in the World Trade Center attack also complained to the panel that what money was available from various charities was tied up in red tape and confusion.

"Why then haven't these charities been able to get together and agree on one uniform application? Why haven't they been able to get together and develop a quicker way for families to receive these funds?" asked Elizabeth McLaughlin of Pelham, New York.

"We all have the missing persons reports, death certificates, and any other proof needed to avoid fraud. But the charities are not sharing these documents and information with each other," she testified in tears.

She told the panel that she had to construct an 18-page spreadsheet to try to keep track of all the requirements of various aid groups.

McLaughlin received a $27,000 check from the Red Cross but fears she may still lose her house without additional aid.

The Red Cross said it has helped 25,000 families with food and temporary shelter, counseling and cash assistance.
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Ross
01-06-2005, 09:35 AM
I think the Red Cross may be getting a bum rap here. According to CharityWatch, a site that rates relief agencies on an A+ to F scale based on the percentage of funds that go to program services, only the American Red Cross and Lutheran World Relief get A+ scores:

http://www.charitywatch.org/hottopics/tsunami_asia.html

Also it should be noted that the complaint about Red Cross in that article wasn't that they were wasting money on overhead, employee salaries, etc.. It was a dispute over whether the Red Cross mislead the public about what programs the Liberty Fund was going to be used for.

Wally_in_Cincy
01-06-2005, 10:35 AM
I sent money to World Vision www.worldvision.com (http://www.worldvision.com)

I have heard good things about them.

catscradle
01-06-2005, 12:01 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Deeman2:</font><hr> ... Did the same when Dr. J hung them up...What a class act... <hr /></blockquote>
That's an understatement, and hands the size of snowshoes to boot.

Cueless Joey
01-06-2005, 12:23 PM
World Vision is great.
I've adopted two children the last 2 decades.
Another great charity is the Columban missionary.

Rich R.
01-07-2005, 06:41 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Ross:</font><hr> I think the Red Cross may be getting a bum rap here. <hr /></blockquote>
Here's my two cents.

In 1972 hurricane Agnes devastated the city in Pennsylvania where I grew up and was living in, at the time. Flood waters went miles from the normal river bed.
Once the waters returned and the clean up began, I was in the center of the city one day. The Salvation Army had a trailer set up on one corner and they were giving away coffee, drinking water and sandwiches to people involved in the clean up process. On another corner, the Red Cross had their operation set up. The only difference is, the Red Cross was SELLING the coffee, water and sandwiches.

I have never looked at the Red Cross in the same way, since that day. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Barbara
01-07-2005, 07:40 AM
Rich,

My grandfather lived in West Pittston and after the wrath of Agnes we went up to assess the damage. He lived a mile from the Susquehanna, but the flood waters went up to the second floor of his house. We drove around town and it was just awful! Some houses were uprooted from their foundations - that's how bad it was!

Barbara

Rich R.
01-08-2005, 07:40 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Barbara:</font><hr> My grandfather lived in West Pittston <hr /></blockquote>
Barbara, I was born and grew up, a few miles down river, in Wilkes-Barre.

Qtec
01-08-2005, 08:44 AM
GW gave $10,000!!!!

What a guy!

Q

SPetty
01-08-2005, 10:17 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote SPetty:</font><hr> The radio report on my evening commute last night spun it just a little differently by opening the story with something like:

"Hollywood has responded to President Bush's request..." <hr /></blockquote>Was that Natl Public Radio?<hr /></blockquote>No, it was a local talk station, WBAP. Is NPR known for supporting Bush?

Wally_in_Cincy
01-08-2005, 10:34 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote SPetty:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote SPetty:</font><hr> The radio report on my evening commute last night spun it just a little differently by opening the story with something like:

"Hollywood has responded to President Bush's request..." <hr /></blockquote>Was that Natl Public Radio?<hr /></blockquote>No, it was a local talk station, WBAP. Is NPR known for supporting Bush? <hr /></blockquote>

NPR is known for being somewhat liberal

e.g. NPR commentator Bill Moyers called conservative radio talk show host Sean Hannity's show "political pornography" /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

highsea
01-08-2005, 12:29 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Qtec:</font><hr> GW gave $10,000!!!!

What a guy!

Q <hr /></blockquote>
How much have Balkenende, Chirac, and Schroeder given? You got a list?

Qtec
01-08-2005, 12:36 PM
You think $10,000 from th P is a lot?
His brother cost the US tax payer almost $ 1 billion!

Q

highsea
01-08-2005, 12:49 PM
You didn't answer my question.

Qtec
01-08-2005, 01:38 PM
No I dont have a list?

I can say that the Dutch riased 120 million Euros in one night with a telethon!
Not bad for a country with only 15 million people.

Now my question; didnt GW,s brother cost the US taxpayer almost 1 billion when that bank folded? /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Q

highsea
01-08-2005, 01:53 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Qtec:</font><hr> Now my question; didnt GW,s brother cost the US taxpayer almost 1 billion when that bank folded? /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Q <hr /></blockquote>
I have no idea, and I don't see how it has anything to do with the topic. You wish to politicize the biggest natural disaster in the last century with criticism of how much Bush personally contributed to the relief effort, yet I don't know of any European leader that has put in one red cent.

Good for the Dutch for raising the money to contribute. I hope your friend is okay.

I think it's pathetic that you feel you have to politicize this disaster.

Qtec
01-08-2005, 02:32 PM
I,m not trying to politicize anything. /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
I,m just bringing in some perspective to the matter.

Q [ thanks for reminding me, I,m going to call my friend right now]

eg8r
01-08-2005, 08:43 PM
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GW gave $10,000!!!!

What a guy!
<hr /></blockquote> What stupid post. A man gives his money to help others and that still is not good enough for you.

eg8r

Dagwood
01-09-2005, 12:24 AM
Actually, it's a really good charity org. My parents good friend is the VP of world vision...well, just stepped down. He's on assignment in Africa right now, helping with the AIDS crisis. Very competent organization, and they have a huge role in the tsunami disaster relief effort.

Dags

nAz
01-09-2005, 09:07 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote eg8r:</font><hr> &lt;/font&gt;&lt;blockquote&gt;&lt;font class="small"&gt;Quote:&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr /&gt;
GW gave $10,000!!!!

What a guy!
<hr /></blockquote> What stupid post. A man gives his money to help others and that still is not good enough for you.

eg8r <hr /></blockquote>

Ed I think Q like myself was surprised that he could afford to give so much /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif