Kingman Letters: Where the money goes

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Thank God Hurricane Irene is gone! Pretty soon, everywhere we turn, you and I will be approached by someone or some organization in Kingman, asking for us to open our pockets for the victims of Hurricane Irene or the next natural disaster. Before you dig deep, please keep these facts in mind:

The American Red Cross president, Marsha Evans, has a yearly salary of $651,957 plus expenses.

The United Way president, Brian Gallagher, has yearly base salary of $375,000 along with numerous expense benefits,

Unicef CEO Caryl Stern has a yearly salary of $1,200,000 plus expenses, including a Rolls Royce.

Salvation Army Commissioner Todd Bassett has a yearly salary of $13,000 plus housing.

The national commanders for the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of Purple Hearts and the Vietnam Veterans Association receive no pay.

Know who the Boogieman is before you make a move. No further comment is necessary.

Emile 'Moe' Manara

Kingman