Your Call: How do relief organizations spend and distribute your donations?
When disasters happen, what's the best way to help? Most people go online and send money to organizations, large and small. How is that money spent? Over the years, there have been many questions about how large aid organizations like the Red Cross spend donations.
Social media and crowdfunding provide new donation models. With communities across the globe reeling from hurricanes and fires, what’s the best way to get involved? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.
Justin Elliott, reporter for ProPublica who covers the American Red Cross
Sara Nason, marketing manager with Charity Navigator
Elece Hempel, executive director of the Petaluma People Service Center
Richard Swart, visiting fellow at UC Irvine who studies alternative ways to give
ProPublica: The Red Cross' Secret Disaster
Capital Research Center: The Red Cross Isn't Doing its Job in Natural Disasters
NBC: Red Cross Responds to Backlash with $400 Emergency Harvey Relief
Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Donations to North Bay Fire Relief Fund top $10 million