HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Video of dog food and blankets allegedly being thrown away by American Red Cross volunteers is making the rounds on social media. In a statement, the American Red Cross says their numerous inquiries to the woman who originally posted that video have gone unanswered.
Several of the people who are still seeking shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center are saying the American Red Cross is barely feeding them.
“What are you doing with the millions of dollars that you have collected from us, from people all around the world?,” asked homeless advocate Shere Dore.
“When we first got here, the food was delicious,” said shelter resident Syrus Eynamitte. “But as the weeks went on, the food changed and once the food changed, I knew everything else was going to change.”
“People are getting sick on the food and the children aren’t being fed quality meals period -- it’s that simple,” said a shelter resident who would not give his name.
“After they drop off the money, stay here for a couple of days and see what they feed us,” said shelter resident Deonte Henderson.
“I’m grateful to have a place to stay and food to eat because I’ve never been homeless and I don’t know where I’m going to stay after this," said shelter resident William Pare.
In a statement, the Red Cross says, "On September 11th, we provided $45 million in financial assistance to more than 100,000 qualified households who needed immediate help.” The statement goes on to say, "91 cents of every dollar we receive for Hurricane Harvey will be spent to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey."