Red Cross Making Changes 1 Year After Superstorm Sandy

10.25.13 | Bob Price

After enduring some criticism over its performance during Superstorm Sandy, the American Red Cross has agreed to make changes in the way it solicits donations after major disasters to avoid potential confusion over how that aid money is likely to be spent. The relief organization announced an agreement with New York's attorney general. It has agreed to modify the language it uses on its website in a way intended to give donors more information about whether their gifts will be used to assist victims of a particular catastrophe, or if they will go to the Red Cross operations general fund. The Red Cross says the changes would make the charity's fundraising operations more transparent. As part of the agreement, the Red Cross also said it would pledge an additional $6 million to Sandy relief projects.