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    The Red Cross’ Secret Disaster

    In 2012, two massive storms pounded the United States, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless, hungry or without power for days and weeks.

    Americans did what they so often do after disasters. They sent hundreds of millions of dollars to the Red Cross, confident their money would ease the suffering left behind by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac. They believed the charity was up to the job.

    They were wrong.

    The Red Cross botched key elements of its mission after Sandy and Isaac, leaving behind a trail of unmet needs and acrimony, according to an investigation by ProPublica and NPR. The charity’s shortcomings were detailed in confidential reports and internal emails, as well as accounts from current and former disaster relief specialists.

    What’s more, Red Cross officials at national headquarters in Washington, D.C. compounded the charity’s inability to provide relief by “diverting assets for public relations purposes,” as one internal report puts it. Distribution of relief supplies, the report said, was “politically driven.”

    During Isaac, Red Cross supervisors ordered dozens of trucks usually deployed to deliver aid to be driven around nearly empty instead, “just to be seen,” one of the drivers, Jim Dunham, recalls.
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    The Orphanage Building project is in progress. By the end of next week, we will have done up to the ring beam.We appreciate your support to the success of this miracle project.

    Anyone who wants to help on this project can contact me, so far we are going it alone.














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    Very impressive Un.
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    Yes, sure. It may not be cost effective to ship to there. They have an address and needs now, kids to feed, etc.

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    Well post something up, pm an address for donations, maybe a physical address there for punching into maps or gps.

    Every now and then one of the boys will get the itch to do something charitable, I can show them a satellite zoom, and they can send cards and letters besides doing a donation through your church. They just did Blue Santa donations, and the animal shelter before that, so they'll want to do something different in a few weeks.

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    Anyone interested can PM me, anyone in or near Soroti, Eastern Region, Uganda is welcome to check it out for themselves. So far, we've been going it alone, and have no other donors.

    We've got copies of all the deeds, permitting, architecture drawings and all the receipts from property to construction.

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    Here is this weeks update, next funding for the roofing and labor will need to be sent.

    We are almost getting done with the Ring Beam by the evening of tomorrow 19th December 2014. The building project continues thereafter.. There will be only a two-day Christmas break then the roofing work resumes.

    The total cost of roofing including purchase of materials will be: 13,665,000. Labor cost for roofing will be 4,099,500. I have agreed with the Engineer that the labor cost will be paid after the roofing. However, we shall need to order for major materials especially timber which is usually scarce here.

    Tomorrow I will send you receipts signed by Engineer for the previous Foundation and Walling labor costs.

    God bless you.





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    UN -- Am I right in assuming the costs are in Ugandan funds? That's awesome work.

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    Yes sir, Ugandan Shillings I believe. It's about 5k US.

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    Here is a news clip about people who are hacked to death. All the kids are the orphanage lost their parents to such attacks. http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/17...ttack-20150204

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