Their role in the blood business makes me angry just to think about it, they didn’t help much with the AIDS crisis because of that, and my grandfather got charged for coffee while serving in World War I because the Red Cross wouldn’t give free coffee to soldiers. So, there’s a history here, ‘k?
However this is a real juicy one. The local Red Cross chapter here is requiring active volunteers to submit to credit checks (!) in order to continue, and nearly a quarter of them have quit rather than submit their Social Security number and agree to a credit check.
My favorite quote from the article:
“Since Sept. 11, things have changed in the world,” Howes said. “We are in the business of being prepared, and this is about being prepared.”
Reference url: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/orange/la-me-redcross6apr06,1,5968631.story?coll=la%2Deditions%2Dorange may require registration. I think username/password “genital/genital” works.