Agencies criticized for putting up Sandy relief workers at luxury hotels
Red Cross expected to pay $181K
Last Updated: 392 days ago
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.
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