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Entry from September 25, 2017
Red Double Cross; Red Double Crossed (Red Cross + double-cross)

The Red Cross (the American Red Cross in the United States) provides emergency assistance and disaster relief, but many people state that Red Cross donations do not reach disaster victims. “American Red Double Cross” (American Red Cross + double-cross) has been cited in print since at least October 2001.

“Red Double Crossed” is another Red Cross nickname, as well as a verb for what the “Red Double Cross” does. “Red Double-Crossed Again” was an article published in the Wall Street Journal on December 2, 2004. “Please do not donate to American Red Double Crossed” was posted on Twitter on September 20, 2017.

“Double Red Cross"/"Double Red Crossed” has also been used.


Wikipedia: American Red Cross
The American Red Cross (ARC), also known as the American National Red Cross, is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education in the United States. It is the designated US affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

The organization offers services and development programs.

Wiktionary: double-cross
Verb
double-cross
(third-person singular simple present double-crosses, present participle double-crossing, simple past and past participle double-crossed)
1. To betray or go back on

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Red Cross Double Cross
JoellesHusband
10/29/01
I know this won’t make me anymore popular with Don K., but here is some more info on where your donations are going. Like it or not, things are not as they appear. These are not my words.
Rick

American Red Double Cross
John LeBoutillier
Monday, Oct. 29, 2001
September 11 and the events since then show the best and the worst of our country.

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American Red Double Cross
James Chamblee
10/30/01
boogeyman wrote:

>Well, sure enough, the very day this article appeared, the American
>Red Cross coughed up enough money to keep the widow going.

3 November 2001, San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune, pg. B-10:
Red (double) Cross
Local chapter diverts funds, misleads public


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The “Stolen Election” MYTH Returns!
TVsHenry
11/26/01
(...)
>bill where the victims of the disaster get only 22% of the money.

Hey it’s better than the Red Double Cross did.

Rense.com
The American Red Double-Cross
By Dr. Len Horowitz
8-22-2
SANDPOINT, Idaho—The American Red Cross (ARC) is widely considered a great American institution. It is generally thought of as among the world’s premier humanitarian organizations. Clearly, almost everyone thinks of it as a life-saving agency. Most people know this non-governmental organization (NGO) to be heavily dependant upon the blood and currency generously donated by the American people. But, what if all of the above is untrue? What if everything you think you know about the American Red Cross is a ghastly nauseating lie?

2 December 2004, Wall Street Journal (New York, NY), pg. A12: 
Red Double-Crossed Again
Once upon a time, the International Committee of the Red Cross was a humanitarian outfit doing the Lord’s work to reduce the horrors of war. So it is a special tragedy to see that it has increasingly become an ideological organization unable to distinguish between good guys and bad.

YouTube
The American Red Double Cross
Chrispin Barnes
Published on Nov 19, 2012

Twitter
Sneaky Bastard‏
@tradoc3
Replying to @EllieAdair
@EllieAdair @la_writerchick @redcross I do not support the Red double crossed.
9:03 PM - 26 Nov 2012

Twitter
Cheese In The Trap‏
@MilitaryRosary
Replying to @EsotericCD @RedCross
goes back to WWI when the red double cross sold donuts & coffee for 10 cents each. KNOWING soldiers don’t carry change, so they paid $1
4:08 PM - 30 Aug 2017

Twitter
Cheese In The Trap‏
@MilitaryRosary
Replying to @EsotericCD @RedCross
oh, I have heard about the @RedCross red double cross since my WWII vet grandfather told me how they ripped off soldiers in PacTheatre
4:09 PM - 30 Aug 2017

Twitter
John Albert‏
@jad1rad
@swargcoming @President1Trump It’s time we investigate the Red Cross! Or I should call them the Red Double Cross.
11:25 PM - 13 Sep 2017

Twitter
finewine 🍷‏
@SleepyKittenz
Please do not donate to American Red Double Crossed.
1:17 AM - 20 Sep 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, September 25, 2017 • Permalink