This is a Tweet I saw from the Ship and Anchor Pub.
|The Ship & Anchor (@Ship_and_Anchor)|
Hurrah! With your help we raised $23,287.00 for Red Cross Flood Relief over the long wkend! #calgarystrong #yycisopen
The Richardson Family has donated $100,000 to the Red Cross to support victims of the flood. This was reported in the Winnipeg Sun.
Viterra has announced they have donated $75,000 to Canadian Red Cross to support victims of the flood. This was reported in the Calgary Sun six days ago.
As of June 23, the Edmonton Journal reported the Red Cross raised $2.6 million dollars in three days of raising funds for victims of the flood.
I’m no mathematician, but this seems like the Red Cross raised a lot of money for flood victims in Alberta. And to give perspective, at work today we had a bake sale that raised $280.00 for group helping out evacuees in High River.
There is no question that Red Cross does great work. And has an unmatched reputation in terms of involvement in disaster relief. However, they weren’t the only one who was serving the community. Organizations like Mormon Helping Hands and Samaritan’s Purse. They are not reporting to receiving the money that Red Cross is.
This leads me to this question. Why are people more comfortable offering support to the Red Cross? What is the Red Cross doing that other organizations aren’t?