But how do you feel if the American Red Cross was accepting donations from tobacco companies? Check it out:
“The American Red Cross is damaging the reputation of the global Red Cross brand because of its refusal to stop accepting donations from tobacco companies.”
Since 2001, the American Red Cross has received at least $12 million from companies such as Altria Group, Reynolds American and Philip Morris International. The International Red Cross however, recently created a prevention program with a strong anti-smoking component, and hasn’t accepted tobacco donations since 2008. Most of the groups’ affiliates also don’t accept money, but countries like the United States, Germany, Russia and Vietnam still do.
What do you think?