A report released earlier this week by a U.S. Republican Senator has questioned the reliability of the American Red Cross, one of the most respected non-profit institutions in the United States.
Iowa Senator Charles Grassley conducted a year long investigation resulting in a 300-page document that has revealed the organization had a huge surplus in internal expenses during its relief efforts in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.
At least 25 percent of the US$487.6 million went to management, general expenses and fundraising, as well as program costs and a contingency fund, according to the report. The information contrasts with what the ARC has repeatedly told the public, which is that 91 percent of its funding is used on relief efforts and…
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