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Staten Island Borough President: Don't Give Money to the Red Cross
And, although many pols spoke, no one was more impassioned than
Borough President James Molinaro, who called the Red Cross an
“absolute disgrace” and even urged the public to cease giving them
“Because the devastation in Staten Island, the lack of a response,”
Mr. Molinaro said to explain his comment to NBC after the press
conference. “You know, I went to a shelter Monday night after the
storm. People were coming in with no socks, with no shoes. They were
in desperate need. Their housing was destroyed. They were crying.
Where was the Red Cross? Isn’t that their function?
They collect millions of dollars. Whenever there’s a drive in Staten
Island, we give openly and honestly. Where are they? Where are they? I
was at the South Shore yesterday, people were buried in their homes.
There the dogs are trying to find bodies. The people there, the
neighbors who had no electricity, were making soup. Making soup. It’s
very emotional because the lack of a response. The lack of a response.
They’re supposed to be here….They should be on the front lines
fighting, and helping the people.”