Sigh! The Red Cross is a disaster prep organization. They have never claimed to be anything else, and are always very up front regarding donations. The Red Cross does not need donations for victims of Sandy. That money was spent after the last disaster. What they need to do is restock for the next. That is how it works. They pay forward for the next disaster. That is the only way it can work. But idiots have convinced people that they must be able to give their $1 to precisely the incident they want like some sort of macabe bidding war. It's insane. It's cruel. And it leaves people without the help they need when disaster does strike.