Red Cross in Need of Donations

The recent house fires in the Big Bend area has the American Red Cross is in need of donations.

That's why it's teaming up with Liberty Tax Service who's Liberty Tax Services is offering free tax returns to anyone who donates nineteen dollars or more to the Red Cross.The money will go to the Red Cross' disaster relief programs.

"Every dollar counts. From five dollars to almost a thousand dollars cause we put that towards anywhere from a house fire to a disaster to pretty much anything you can think about," says Joseph Simmons, and American Red Cross volunteer.

Simmons says it can costs the Red Cross about several hundred dollars to assist a family whose home has been damaged in a fire. He says anyone who's interested in donating to the Red Cross can contact its local chapter at 878-6080.

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  • by A. Volunteer Location: Tallahassee on Jan 11, 2012 at 12:17 PM
    The Capital Area Chapter serves 8 counties with very few employees and almost 300 volunteers. The average cost to respond to a house fire and provide assistance in the form of shelter, money for food and clothing is $500, and the chapter in Tallahassee sends volunteers to an average of four a week. That money comes from good people in the community who donate to the Red Cross. I am just one of 80 volunteers who gets up in the middle of the night to respond to single family fires FOR the Red Cross.
  • by Surprise Location: leon county on Jan 9, 2012 at 01:56 AM
    To make sure 100% of what you give goes to where its suspposed to put it in the hand of that person.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 8, 2012 at 03:22 PM
    Never let a disaster and a chance to raise revenue get wasted.
  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on Jan 8, 2012 at 08:23 AM
    No way will I donate to another charity organization until prior to the a request for donations they list the the salaries of the top excutives and how much of a dollar donated goes to related charity causes. This should be mandatory. In was reported in 2009 that Marsha J. Evans, President and CEO of the American Red Cross, year ending 2009, salary was $651.957 plus expenses. Enjoys 6 weeks - fully paid holidays including all related expenses during the holiday trip for her and her husband and kids. Including 100% fully paid health and dental plan for her and her family, for life. At that time it was reported that for every dollar the American Red Cross brought in, about $0.39 goes to related charity causes. If this is not accurate please furnish the correct information concerning the president and ceo. Also how much of a dollar goes to charity related causes. Not a dime until I know the money is helping someone in need.
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      by CJ on Jan 8, 2012 at 06:46 PM in reply to Jim
      You think the Red Cross is bad, look at The United Way and you'll never donate another penny. Give to your church where you can see who gets the money.
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      by intheno on Jan 9, 2012 at 06:28 AM in reply to Jim
      It is obscene that presidents and CEOs of social services agencies in Tallahassee are making high five and some six-figure salaries. Then they have the audacity to cry poor. That is not acceptable.
  • by Surprise Location: leon county on Jan 8, 2012 at 03:59 AM
    I think I'll pass but thanks for asking.
  • by am on Jan 7, 2012 at 06:19 PM
    kudos to Liberty Tax...
  • by AW Location: Tallahasse on Jan 7, 2012 at 01:14 PM
    Maybe the Red Cross could ask the City of Tallahassee - it seems to have plenty of money to throw around to settle law suits?
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      by No Shocker! on Jan 8, 2012 at 06:23 AM in reply to AW
      The City was very lucky to get off so cheap at $2.5 mil in the negligent wrongful death of young Ms. Hoffman. Never send a little girl (whose mental state had been severely altered from her own drug addiction) to do a real Man's job in catching violent criminals. That action got her murdered. What happened to the old days of Columbo and Matt Dillion where lazy cops did not use informants or stings to make a bust? Learn from this horrible mistake Tallahasee Police department, and abolish all rules and laws that use untrained, non professional, drug abusers to DO YOUR JOB!
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