The 50 Worst Charities; and From Methodist to Atheist06/14/13 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Coming up today weâ€™ll discuss the recent report by the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting on the 50 Worst Charities in the US.
And later weâ€™ll talk with one of Floridaâ€™s leading atheists.
The Tampa Bay Times, CNN and the Center for Investigative Journalism produced a report this week called AMERICAâ€™S WORST CHARITIES. Kris Hundley from the Tampa Bay Times and Kendall Taggart from the CIRâ€¦.
The reporters looked at nearly 6,000 charities that have decided to use for-profit companies to get donations. They came up with a list of the 50 Worst charities- charities that raised considerable amounts of money but gave little of that money to the needy people or the causes they promised to serve.
Collectively the 50 worst charities raised more than $1.3 Billion over the past decade and paid nearly $1 Billion of that directly to the companies that raise their donationsâ€¦.
Conatct: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com ............................ Teresa MacBain will be speaking to the UU Humanists of Clearwater on Sunday June 16th. Teresa was a Methodist minister for approximately 20 years, but "came out" as an atheist a couple of years ago. She was named Atheist of the Year for 2012 by the American Atheist Ass'n. She currently serves as Executive Director of The Humanists of Florida.