Agencies criticized for putting up Sandy relief workers at luxury hotels

Red Cross expected to pay $181K

The Red Cross is being criticized for putting up relief workers at luxury Manhattan hotels as they help with cleanup efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

According to the Daily Mail, the American Red Cross and Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) booked a total of 48 rooms in the upscale SoHo Grand at a nightly rate of $310 per room.

A spokesperson for the Red Cross reportedly told the Wall Street Journal, the agency is expected to pay the hotel around $181, 000.

Read more here: Red Cross spent $181K to put up relief workers in Mahattan's upscale SoHo Grand hotel.

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