Skip to comments.Sept. 11 Fund-United Way Giving Donations To Leftest's Causes!
Posted on 11/19/2001 11:34:22 PM PST by brat
Politics Trumps Charity
"One of the largest relief funds set up to help the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks has awarded grants totaling more than $1 million to a variety of left-wing political groups devoted to causes like hate-crime legislation, expanded welfare, gun control and nationalized health care," Marc Morano reports at CNSNews.com.
"According to United Way CEO Brian Gallagher, the September 11th Fund has received donor pledges totaling $334 million, with $250 million already collected and $47 million distributed. The fund is a project of the United Way and the New York Community Trust," the reporter said.
"But critics say many of the groups receiving charitable contributions from the fund have little or nothing to do with helping victims of the attacks, and records show contributions are used to pay for things including ethnic media, office equipment and massage therapy."
In one case, the September 11th Fund awarded a grant of $31,000 to the Children's Defense Fund, which has been at the forefront of lobbying for "children's rights," gun control and expanded welfare programs, the reporter said. "Giving money to organizations that have controversial political agendas like CDF's and not directly assisting victims' families is just flat out wrong," said John Carlisle of the Capital Research Center, a conservative charity-watchdog group.
The September 11th Fund also awarded $30,000 to the Asian American Legal Defense & Educational Fund to provide "legal help and preventative measures against hate violence."
A top official with the National Legal and Policy Center, a Washington, D.C.-based legal watchdog group, called it "a shame," that so much money was being disbursed to groups with a clear "political or ideological agenda."
Better yet, e this info to O'Reilly and let him expose them. He's tenacious and won't let the subject drop.
The UW is a central member of the liberal "beehive" that Joseph Sobran writes about. People have to understand that the UW is a leftist organization, pure and simple.
Originally I donated to the UW at work, dedicating my pledge to specific causes I supported. When I learned that UW would offset those dedicated pledges out of the general fund I changed my attitude. As I understand it, charities that are "excluded" from donations are brought up to "par" with "general fund" donations (while the blind and deaf charaties I gave to get slighted some $$$ because I committed money to them). I also asked for my donation to be anonymous (I didn't need to acknowledgement and didn't need to be solicited by other charities). I still received a "thank you" card (which, in itself had to cost something).
The United Way has no shame, never has, never will. Anyone who donates to them is a fool.
They count upon corporate pressure being put on those who will not donate; they hope the poor employee will fear for his job.
Go ahead and complain, it won't matter to them. Drudge, O'Reilly, Hannity, Rush ... won't matter how often they are exposed.
Sorry I am so negative...I had this great post to put on a thread, and it was deleted while I was typing...admittedly, the thread was hateful, but being the clever, humourous, person that I am...ah, I'll get over it....but I won't get over the United Way. It needs to be destroyed, before folks stop giving to any charity, thinking they are all as evil as UW.
Remember William Aramony former head of United Way who used money to keep a love nest for his eighteen year old girlfriend and other outrages.
These people get corporations to EXTORT money from their employees. Don't give them a penny!
We hate hate.
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