Red Cross carries on despite storm-response flak - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Red Cross carries on despite storm-response flak

Posted: Updated:

AP National Writer

NEW YORK (AP) - The American Red Cross says it understands the criticism regarding its sometimes slow-moving response to Superstorm Sandy in the New York City region.

It's a burden that comes with being the nation's largest private relief agency, and Red Cross officials' pride in their work is constantly coupled with promises to do better next time.

Says Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern, "We expect people to have high expectations of us ... It keeps us on our toes."

The most notable criticism came Thursday from the top elected official on hard-hit Staten Island. Borough President James Molinaro termed the Red Cross response at that stage a disgrace and urged people not to donate to it.

As of Sunday, however, storm-related donations to the Red Cross had reached $85 million.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
KSWO-TV, 1401 SE 60th Street
Lawton, OK 73501

Telephone: (580) 355-7000
Fax: (580) 357-3811

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KSWO. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.