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Outrageous Salaries For Charity Bosses

Posted in America, Britain, Canada, England, Haiti, Modern World, News, Theft, UK, USA with tags , , , , on 12/10/2015 by floroy1942

When the charity boxes rattle in front of you and you are asked for a donation it might be wise to think twice these days. It has been revealed that charity organization bosses are earning six-figure salaries from the money that you give to help others, and to me that is not right.

Helping Others

Helping Others

People give donations thinking that the money goes to help those who are suffering, but much of it is siphoned off to pay these bosses exorbitant salaries among other things. It is sad that charities are now a business just like any other and a way to make money, instead of being a scheme to help those afflicted with terrible illnesses, people in Africa who are starving, and those struck by natural disasters.

Harpal Kumar - Laughing All The Way To The Bank!

Harpal Kumar – Laughing All The Way To The Bank!

It has been revealed that nine executives at Cancer Research UK receive an annual salary higher than that of the Prime Minister, which includes chief executive Harpal Kumar who pockets up to £240,000 a year. He lives in a luxury £1.6m home in north-west London with no mortgage.

Another such person is Peter Wanless, CEO of the NSPCC, who earns £162,000 per year – £40,000 more than his predecessor Andrew Flanagan.

Olive Cooke, 92

Olive Cooke, 92

These are two of many charities that bombarded Olive Cooke, 92, herself a charity worker, with requests for money before she killed herself last month in sheer desperation. Personally I think that people who make a living from those who donate money for good causes is despicable.

While I do not deny that these organizations do give help to the needy, they are not as effective as in years gone by, and much of the money does not get where it’s needed. In very many cases people give generously thinking the money goes to help such people, but these days they are often having ‘the wool pulled over their eyes’ as the saying goes. While those doing the collecting and working in the local offices are unpaid, there are people who make a good living from charity work.

Haiti 2010 - Utter Devastation.

Haiti 2010 – Utter Devastation.

There is much wrong with charity organizations today as was evidenced by the scandals that barely made the headlines a year after the Haiti earthquake five years ago which killed more than 230,000 people and injured over 300,000. It also caused 1.5 million people to be displaced. In all $13.34 billion were donated by governments worldwide and by charity organizations. Governments and charity organizations were quick to step in after the capital Port Au Prince was flattened, but over time much of the aid money never materialized. Two years after the catastrophic event very little of the debris had been cleared and the people were still living in cardboard shelters. So much for many of the charitable donations!

It has been shown that many charities collected millions world-wide for this disaster but eventually much of the money so generously donated was siphoned off and put in bank accounts to accrue interest instead of going to the people who desperately needed it. The entire idea of charity work is a long way from what it was forty years ago, which is sad.


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