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Hurricane Harvey: Texas politicians warn against donating to Red Cross in wake of disaster

Politicians in the hurricane-hit city of Houston are warning against donating to the American Red Cross. Houston City councillor Dave Martin told a district meeting: “I beg you not to send them a penny” and repeatedly branded the Congress-endorsed charity “the red loss”. Speaking two weeks after the devastating hurricane which left at least 70 people dead, Mr Martin claimed that local government had done most of the difficult work in the aftermath of the disaster as well as providing the majority of resources.
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