Russo fundraiser for fire victims

2/13/2008:

Here are some pictures from last nights fundraiser at the Elks Club.

1/31/2008:

Just got back after being out all day, and promised the Russo Civic Association that I’d publish their fundraiser for the victims of the tragic 1203 Washington Street fire that occurred this week.

Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00pm over at the Elks Lodge. Be there or be square!

Additionally, I figured I’d spruce up their invite a bit!

Here ya go!

Hoboken russo fire fundraiser 1203 Washington Street

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37 Comments on "Russo fundraiser for fire victims"

yellowsubmarine
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yellowsubmarine

but out of the three, the American Red Cross would be the best IMO–

yellowsubmarine
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yellowsubmarine
[quote comment=”65813″][quote comment=”65723″]do not give to the red cross,they have a long history of money mismanagement. they just want to line their corp. pockets first and maybe then give some to they decide, chances are it is not for the yellow flats fire victims. you stand a better chance giving to the russo fund then to the red cross thats how crooked the red cross is. the red cross shows up when its time for pictures. best bet is the salvation army[/quote] I think you mean the United Way. The Red Cross is not a corporation and I couldn’t find any history of scandals. They did get some unfair backlash for the Federal government’s slow distribution of 9/11 funds but were later cleared of any wrong doing. George Clooney even apologized and he never apologizes! And they most certainly did not just show up “when its time for pictures” at the World Trade Center or Katrina. The Red Cross arrived in NO before the Feds (of course Catholic Charities never left and was their for people the entire time but that’s a whole other topic).[/quote] you’re both wrong…i’ve worked for both the ARC and TSA as well as dealt a lot over the years w/United Way. You’re better off giving to any of the local churches/shelters than giving to any of the organizations. The Salvation Army is very crooked and a christian organization-so by giving them money, you’re also funding all their church programs (which discriminate) and the houses/cars of… Read more »
dembo45
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dembo45

Stop bickering, and contribute to the 243 Foundation. This foundation is being established by my family to promote fire safety and to prevent future disasters such as this one from occurring. My entire family would very much appreciate it, so that something positive can come from the tragic death of my 28-year-old bro.
Donations can be sent to:
The 243 Foundation
c/o Richard F. Michaelson, Esq.
2300 Chestnut Street, Suite 320
Philadelphia, PA 19103

-Joshua Dembowitz

westy
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HH,

Sorry to hear about your house.

As I said the Red Cross does help people and I am happy they
could be of assistance to you.

HHoney
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HHoney
[quote comment=”65829″]HHH, The Red Cross right after 9/11 ran nation wide ads with pictures of the WCT and DC asking for money and collected millions for what most people assumed would go to the 9/11 victims. The media looked into all the donations and what happened to all the money. It was found that the money did not go to the 9/11 victims after an audit, but stayed at local RC chapters and the general fund. When what really happened was exposed, the head of the Red Cross resigned and the funds re-routed. The RC now says if you request the donation go to specific people in need at the time of the donation that is where the money will be sent. That said the Red Cross does help a lot of people. [quote comment=”65813″][quote comment=”65723″]do not give to the red cross,they have a long history of money mismanagement. they just want to line their corp. pockets first and maybe then give some to they decide, chances are it is not for the yellow flats fire victims. you stand a better chance giving to the russo fund then to the red cross thats how crooked the red cross is. the red cross shows up when its time for pictures. best bet is the salvation army[/quote] I think you mean the United Way. The Red Cross is not a corporation and I couldn’t find any history of scandals. They did get some unfair backlash for the Federal government’s slow distribution of… Read more »
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