Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone

Can anyone tell us why it took TWO WEEKS for the Red Cross to get to Sandy victims in the Rockaways?

It seems that one of the areas that was hardest hit was also the most ignored by the organization.

In the days following the superstorm, elected officials, community leaders and people with heart flooded the area with help.

Conspicuously absent, though, was the Red Cross.

But despite what actually happened, CEO Gail McGovern told NBC News of Sandy relief efforts, “I think that we are near flawless so far in this operation.”

When we see the absolute devastation left in Sandy’s wake – and the lack of help from the Red Cross – “flawless” doesn’t come to mind. Rather, “disgraceful.”

 

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Related Stories
Editorial: Enough talk– it’s time for meaningful gun control
Editorial: Enough talk– it’s time for meaningful gun control
Editorial: Six resolutions for Queens in 2016
Editorial: Six resolutions for Queens in 2016
Popular Stories
Photos by Rene Carson for Museum of the Moving Image
Street fair in Astoria will take residents behind the scenes of movie production
Photo: Google Maps + NYPD
VIDEO: Police seek gunman who held up a grocery store in College Point
Photo: Shutterstorck
UPDATE: Queens is getting a new multimillion-dollar animal shelter
Skip to toolbar