In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers  Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone! 

Red Cross does a very, very poor job in keeping track of our donations and they keep loosing their trailers and property.


The Fact's

Gail McGovern is our Red Cross president and CEO and is paid $500,000 a year — this is considered to be in the mid-range for a large nonprofit in the range of $3.4 billion a year.Jun 3, 2012


Ron J. Melancon President

www.stolentrailers.org

8898 Castle Point Drive

Glen Allen,  VA  23060


Dear Executive Leadership Of The American Red Cross:


Allow me to be perfectly clear and speak rather frankly. 


Your total lack of inventory control of valuable donations of trailers and equipment inside of trailers is simply stunning.  Time and time again our organization has repeatedly contacted local Red Cross Chapters that had their trailers stolen. 


You ask us to go up the chain of command but the chain of command is failing and now you leave us no choice but be the only organization who is going to call attention to this growing issue.


The issue is Stolen Trailers and your lack of installing GPS trackers with vin numbers that are at the same location across all trailers to quickly and easily identify them.  We are going to expose and demand attention when the American Red Cross across all chapters are letting trailer theft go unchecked and even have them in rivers.


In closing we have included our links and our efforts to prevent your trailers and equipment from being stolen and our un-funded efforts to prevent your trailers from being stolen in the first place.


We have used our credit cards and lines of credit to keep our organization going trying to prevent over 1,500 trailers from being stolen weekly across the United States & Canada!


You leave us no choice because your organization has never returned our calls.


Sincerely In Stolen Trailers,



Ron J. Melancon

And now we expose the American Red Cross and their leadership for doing nothing to prevent trailer theft.   2  in one week that we know of...they hide the truth of how many they have lost.  Do you see a pattern?

The following is a e mail correspondence that we have received 

Notice how at first the person responding thought we didn't have our facts and I use this quote:


Dear Ron, Thank you for contacting the American Red Cross. Your previous phone call was routed to our Fleet Management for review, as will your comments.  In my 2 decades with Red Cross, this is the first time I have heard of 'stolen RC trailers', so let's keep this in perspective.


Here is the correspondence:

Case 01780117: Disaster [ ref:_00D306eSL._5001B1R2WNu:ref ]PI
Public Inquiry<publicinquiry@usa.redcross.org>
1/14/2020 4:40 PM
To  dusterrm1@comcast.net  

Dear Ron,

Thank you for contacting the American Red Cross. Your previous phone call was routed to our Fleet Management for review, as will your comments.  In my 2 decades with Red Cross, this is the first time I have heard of 'stolen RC trailers', so let's keep this in perspective.  Additionally, if something is stolen, the fault lies with the thief, not with those whose property was stolen. 
Every day, more than 30,000 people receive assistance from the American Red Cross—that’s about 1,300 people helped every hour of the day.

Sincerely,
American Red Cross Public Inquiry 
Download the free Red Cross Emergency App by searching for ‘American Red Cross’ in your app store or at  redcross.org/apps . 
 
Your comment:

1/13/2020
Ron Melancon
Ron Melancon
8898 Castle Point Dive
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
United States
804-300-3928
dusterrm1@comcast.net


Here is my response to the person who thought I was an Idiot.


I am in receipt of your letter and the Red Cross is wrong



I am in receipt of your letter and the Red Cross is wrong

Allow me to be quite fright to the point. You say”

In my 2 decades with Red Cross, this is the first time I have heard of 'stolen RC trailers', so let's keep this in perspective.
Well you are wrong because I created the search engine
“Stolen Red Cross Trailer”
And guess what? You are completely wrong and I will prove it to you.
I fully intended to expose how your statement is completely wrong.

Your Letter

And our factual evidence that proves you are wrong.
How can you be so out of the loop?

https://www.dangeroustrailers.org/another-red-cross-trailer-stolen-why-do-they-not-listen--.html


https://www.wbrc.com/story/17346306/company-offers-to-replace-stolen-red-cross-trailer/


https://www.kxii.com/home/headlines/98367759.html


They have been more but have been removed by somebody from GOOGLE.



So today we get this from them...........


Re: Case 01780117: Disaster [ ref:_00D306eSL._5001B1R2WNu:ref ]PI
Public Inquiry<publicinquiry@usa.redcross.org>
1/14/2020 7:01 PM
To  dusterrm1@comcast.net  


Dear Ron,
Our Fleet Management team and the local chapter are reviewing the issue.  Rest assured, we take our stewardship of donated funds very seriously and do our best to protect our resources. 
An average of 90 cents of every dollar the American Red Cross spends is invested in delivering care and comfort to those in need.
Have a nice evening.
Sincerely,
American Red Cross Public Inquiry


--------------- Original Message ---------------
From: Ron Melancon. [dusterrm1@comcast.net]
Sent: 1/14/2020 6:19 PM
To: publicinquiry@usa.redcross.org
Subject: Re: Case 01780117: Disaster [ ]

Appreciate your response but we have recorded others. 

Sent from my iPhone
On Jan 14, 2020, at 4:40 PM, Public Inquiry <publicinquiry@usa.redcross.org> wrote:



Then we get this ...............  wow.... they thought I was an idiot....notice how they change their tune? 


RE: I am in receipt of your letter and the Red Cross is wrong [ ref:_00D306eSL._5001B1RO47H:ref ]PI
Public Inquiry<publicinquiry@usa.redcross.org>
8:52 AM
To  dusterrm1@comcast.net,   dawnmessages@icloud.com  


Dear Mr Melancon,
There appears to be a misunderstanding. As indicated previously, our Fleet Management team is reviewing your concerns. No "proof" or further information is needed.  I was simply indicating that I  -  not the Red Cross organization -- had not received any inquiries regarding "stolen trailers" in my 2 decades with Red Cross.    
Thank you.
Sincerely,
American Red Cross Public Inquiry

--------------- Original Message ---------------
From: Ron Melancon [dawnmessages@icloud.com]
Sent: 1/14/2020 6:28 PM
To: public.affairs@dot.gov; tips@the-sun.co.uk; newsroom@wwaytv3.com; friends@foxnews.com; news@dailystar.co.uk; newstips@stuff.co.nz; publicinquiry@usa.redcross.org; tips@dailymail.com; jeffkatzshow@aol.com; peter.knudson@ntsb.gov; news@baylismedia.co.uk
Subject: I am in receipt of your letter and the Red Cross is wrong



I am in
receipt of your
letter and the Red Cross is wrong
Allow me to be quite fright to the point. You say”


In my 2 decades with Red Cross, this is the first time I have heard of 'stolen RC trailers', so let's keep this in perspective. 
Well you are wrong because I created the search engine
“Stolen Red Cross Trailer”
And guess what? You are completely wrong and I will prove it to you.
I fully intended to expose how your statement is completely wrong.



We are going to expose the truth: 


Here is Some Examples....:


American Red Cross disaster trailer stolen in Cooke Co.



y KXII-TV Staff | 
Posted: Tue 5:24 PM, Jul 13, 2010

GAINESVILLE, TX - The American Red Cross is asking for your help to find their disaster relief trailer that was stolen sometime over the weekend.

The trailer, which looks similar to this one at the Denison office seen in the video clip, was taken from the parking lot of the Whaley Methodist Church in Gainesville.

Sharon Watson, director of the Texoma Chapter of the American Red Cross, says the 16 foot white cargo trailer was full of cots and blankets and is used when they open shelters during disasters. Watson says the trailer was stolen between Thursday and Sunday.

"This trailer, the funds for it were raised by the people of Cooke County and so it's just a double whammy to have it stolen from us and from the people of Cooke County," Watson says.

The trailer has Texas disaster plates 16D523. If you have any information you're urged to call Gainesville Police.



Company offers to replace stolen Red Cross trailerApril 5, 2012 at 8:55 PM CDT - Updated June 26 at 9:40 PM


BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - After hearing about the disaster trailer being stolen from the American Red Cross, a company has said it will donate $2,200 to replace the stolen trailer. Racon Inc., a Tuscaloosa-based road construction company, contacted the American Red Cross Thursday morning and offered them the donation.

"You [Red Cross] helped so much after the storms that we want to help you," Chet Cowsar of Racon told the Red Cross.

The trailer was taken sometime during the weekend from the American Red Cross office in Birmingham, located at 114 22nd Street South.

The trailer, valued at $2,200, was unmarked and waiting for graphics to be added. It was one of nine new trailers purchased by the Red Cross to hold disaster supplies and shelter equipment during tornado and hurricane season.

"The American Red Cross is extremely grateful for this generous donation and act of kindness following what originated as a great loss to the nonprofit organization," the Red Cross said in a statement.

Birmingham police are investigating the theft.



AND Another! 


Red Cross Disaster Relief Trailer Stolen from MTSU CampusOctober 22, 2016


A Red Cross Disaster Relief trailer in Murfreesboro has been stolen. The trailer was taken from an MTSU parking lot this past September and police only know that the culprit drove away in a Dodge Truck..


After the dark colored truck hooked up to the trailer, the subject drove away from the MTSU Boulevard parking lot. A video surveillance shot shows that the four door Dodge truck had a spare tire on the rear driver's side.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-893-7867 (STOP). There is a $1,000 award being offered.











































The

And This Is How And Where Their Stolen Trailers End Up

And Now The Leadership That Continues To Do Nothing   Why? we keep asking them but they never return our calls.