Why Hurricane Harvey donors shouldn‰Ûªt boycott the Red Cross

As with all natural disasters, the public and the business world have reacted with an outpouring of aid for people suffering from Hurricane Harvey’s extensive damage.

The usual appeals for Americans and U.S. companies to open their wallets, however, have been accompanied by increasingly loud calls from some corners urging donors to avoid the American Red Cross, the well-established non-profit that is part of the worldwide Red Cross and Red Crescent network.

What’s driving this emerging #noredcross movement is investigative reporting that documented wasteful spending after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and irregularities in relief efforts following Superstorm Sandy and other domestic disasters.

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