Red Cross Immediate Assistance of $400

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  1. Andre0087

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    Second link doesn't work
     
  3. Andre0087

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    The sites are being hammered right now.
     
  4. No Worries

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    Is it Monopoly money? Seeing they are crooked and all.
     
  5. cheke64

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    It's real. I got $1200 from them.
     
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  6. Supermac34

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    Is the website still down for everybody? Haven't been able to find a working link anywhere.
     
  7. asianballa23

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    wonder how many millions they got from all these celebrities donating to them?
     
  8. tochiee22

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    Is there a different link ?
    Some of my co workers tell me they received their money already.. I'm worried I'm too late to the prty
     
  9. fredy

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    how did u get the money? At Walmart or direct deposit?
     
  10. justtxyank

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    They've shut it down. It has said "try back tomorrow" for a few days now with no word whether it will ever be back. My guess is they underestimated demand and that those of who tried to get in after it was already on Facebook are just out of luck.

    I didn't get the $500 from FEMA because I didn't say I needed help with food that day and I didn't get the $400 from Red Cross because I didn't apply before they realized how many people would need money.
     
  11. JuanValdez

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    When I saw this thread, I was going to take back all the mean things I said about the Red Cross being inept in the D&D thread about them being crooks. But, when I didn't get any money because they're servers can't handle the traffic, I decided they really are inept.
     
  12. tochiee22

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    Back online
     
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    Yep, back online.
     
  14. tochiee22

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    I read online that you can have the money sent to you’re PayPal? Anyone know anything about this? I seen the lines at Walmart and would like to avoid that.. read it on khou
     
  15. rocketsjudoka

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    As I've said the Red Cross is very bureaucratic but they do try to help people and are one of the few institutions that can make a rapid response to a major disaster.

    I hope those who need the funds get it from the Red Cross but keep in mind too that the Red Cross needs to maintain funds to help out with the many other disasters such as hurricanes Irma and Maria while also keeping a large reserve so they can respond immediately to the next big disaster.
     
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  16. NateNate

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    Anyone know If you can receive this due to lost work wages?
     
  17. geeimsobored

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    I'm not sure what is fair to expect in these sorts of situations. We beat up the Red Cross for the amount of overhead in their operations yet in order to create a smooth and efficient process for distributing money, they'd have to spin up a bunch of new hardware and configure it all to properly manage all of this web traffic. All of that is expensive overhead (hardware, software, labor, 3rd party costs, etc..) that costs a lot of money. When you operate at the scale they do, it costs a lot of money.

    We either have to lay off of the Red Cross or expect less from them. My preferred option is that the Feds get better at disaster relief but we're in a historical moment where funding these sorts of things isn't the priority of our government.
     
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  18. JuanValdez

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    I agree. I was mostly being flip.
     
  19. tmoney1101

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    How? It says they’re only doing 400?
     
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    ANyone know how long it takes to receive a response after filing the application? I could’ve swore it said within 24 hrs.. been longer than that
     
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