1. larry mcdonald on

    These are just the obvious ones. Even most ‘legit’ charities only spend a few cents on the dollar to benefit those that need it. Want to help, find someone in need and help them directly.

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    Can you tell me if the Worldcause Foundation is a ligitmate company. And is the 2012 Outdoor Adventure Dream Giveway and ligitmate Raffle.

  4. The poor response to hurricane katrina was not the fault of the federal governtment. As much as i hate the fed gov’t, the botched response was the fault of mayor “chocolate city” nagin and governor kathleen “bumblin” blanco. Had these two nitwits pulled their heads out of their butts and turned over the response to the feds early on a lot of these problems could have been avoided. Or maybe if people had left when told a hurricane was coming? This storm emphasized what happens when a segment of the population relies soley on the government for everything; no sense of self-reliance. Seems odd that hurricane rita caused no looting and no massive after problems when it struck months after katrina and actually affected more people, of course these were people who relied on theirselves and not on the government.

  5. the reiligious ones need to be invistagated as well and charaties ones that give themselves huge salaries

  6. I know it is horrible to scam people anytime, but especially by taking advantage of such horrible events. I am a Hurricane Katrina victim and the scams about roofing, FEMA, etc… was just unreal.

    • I'm glad I wasn't drinking milk when I read this comment or it would have come shooting out my nose. How could we have forgotten George Costanza's fake charity?

    • I agree Zack. I stopped being friends with a best girlfriend who got rich off of donations to Cystic Fibrosis and a Missing Children’s Entity. I told her I didn’t like the way she made her money. She and her husband got rich complete with newly built home and a beach house. I saw money poured out all over a bedroom floor ready for rolling years ago. They would put out container cups to collect in restaurants, stores, etc. When I asked how much money the charity would get, I was told “10 percent”. I was shocked and it really just made me sick to my stomach.

  7. Thank you for bringing these to light. I wonder too sometimes where the money to certain religious organizations besides Scientology ends up, when the leaders live in mansions instead of how Christ would have truly intended.

    As a California tourist trapped in the Superdome your coverage of Katrina was right on! To those who gave to legitimate organizations and who continue to volunteer to rebuild the Gulf area, you are "Saints"! 😉

    Paul Harris

    Author, "Diary From the Dome, Reflections on Fear and Privilege During Katrina"

  8. I see ACORN like like I see a lot of unions these days: I'm glad they're there, but the desperately need to clean house.