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HOUSTON Under Armour Womens Shoes , Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner on Friday urged the American Red Cross to "honor its promises" in dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
More than 300 million U.S. dollars have been donated to the Red Cross after Harvey battered Houston and nearby regions. The mayor said he understands helping people on this scale is difficult, but the organization should give proper answers to doubts about how it spends the donated money.
"If you promise people something, you got to make it happen because - otherwise -- don't promise at all," the mayor said.
Many Harvey survivors claim they are not getting the assistance promised by the organization, specifically the 400 dollars promised to families who survived the flood.
The Red Cross said its system for the program went down on Monday.
On Friday afternoon Under Armour Shoes , the Red Cross issued a statement, saying it'll launch a website on Sept. 21 to handle all registrations, which will remain open until Oct. 10. Severely impacted households from 39 Texas counties can apply for 400 dollars.
Last week, Houston City Councilman Dave Martin urged residents not to donate their money to the "inept" and "unorganized" Red Cross.
Martin also questioned why the Red Cross appears to be taking credit for relief efforts in Houston when the local government has been doing most of the work.
"Don't waste your time, don't waste your money Under Armour Training Shoes Sale ," Martin said at a city council meeting on Sept. 6. "Give it to another cause."
The Red Cross has long been criticized over its natural disaster relief efforts, most recently in Miami after Hurricane Irma swept through the city.
In 2010, the Red Cross was exposed to have built only a handful of homes in Haiti following a catastrophic magnitude-7 earthquake, despite receiving 500 million dollars in donations.
According to a 2016 report released by U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, the Red Cross spent 125 million dollars Under Armour Basketball Shoes Sale , or a quarter of the money donors gave to help victims of the Haiti earthquake, on internal expenses.
Hurricane Harvey blew ashore on Aug. 25 as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years, displacing more than 1 million and damaging some 200,000 houses in its path of destruction that stretches for more than 480 km. The Houston area was hit by severe flooding, after receiving about 1.4 meters of rain.
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