June 25, 2003, 10:08 am
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I spent most of yesterday in a basic training thing to be certified as a chaplain for the San Diego chapter of the American Red Cross. It seems like such a simple way to help people through traumatic events in their lives. Heck, I’d even volunteer for a non-chaplain type thing. I’ve had a history of being pretty skeptical about the organization in the past – and the local chapter sure has had some major screw-ups in the handling of donations in the past couple of years, but things do seem to be on the mend lately. Here’s a little piece of Red Cross trivia for those of you who care: The American Red Cross is the only non-profit organization that has a congressional charter and is legally required to exist . . . but they don’t get any federal funding for their basic services.


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