This article provides insight into the way that the American Red Cross functions to deal with specific health threats. The article emphasizes the interactive role that the American Red Cross plays in the fight against a disease like malaria in the United Sates. For example, the article emphasizes the fact that, "... The American Red Cross will be conducting events and activities in more than 50 cities across the United States. Red Cross volunteers will be helping to raise awareness in communities through parties, bake sales, fundraisers, information sessions and classroom activities." (The American Red Cross Joins the Fight Against Malaria) This article is also a fruitful starting point for studying the way that the Red Cross interacts with communities to promote better health education and information.
16. Irvine, R. (2002, April 15). Money Seems to Be Motivating Factor at American Red Cross. Insight on the News, 18, 45. Retrieved October 31, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5000735175
This article provides further insight into the claims that The American Red Cross is not managing their organization well. It also refers to other reports and accusations. For example: "The TV news program 60 Minutes devoted one of its segments to searing criticism of the way in which the organization handles the big bucks it collects ostensibly to provide assistance to victims of major disasters. "(Irvine, 2002, p. 45) This leads to further research with regard to the way that finds are distributed and used by the organization.