One of the saddest things about disasters are the people who prey on the generosity of Americans and attempt to scam people out of money.

Most of the scammers set up off-shore websites and use fake credentials to obtain money from giving (but careless) individuals. But some organizations are even bolder. They place the headline “Help Those Affected by the Hurricane” over a plea for money.

But the potential donor can find out exactly where their money is going to by simply reading their appeal:

“100% of your tax-deductible contribution will go directly to helping Planned Parenthood affiliates and health centers in this region…”

Underneath the appeal to help Planned Parenthood “serve all those that come through the door” (just not food and water), they urge you to “Donate Now!” because:

“Your support is particularly important right now because Planned Parenthood is facing a truly tremendous number of challenges in the courtrooms, in Washington, D.C., and in our clinics.”

So, instead of giving money to the Red Cross or other relief organizations who are helping those in need, I should give money to abortion clincs?

What’s more important raising funds to feed children made homeless and possibly orphans by a devestating tragedy or helping Planned Parenthood keep abortion clincs open in the ravaged areas.

I think those at the top of Planned Parenthood’s organization should be able to take care of those expenses on their own.

The head of Planned Parenthood, Gloria Feldt makes $363,426, with an added expense account of $80,489. Their Chief-Operating Officer gets over $200,000 and their Chief Financial Officer Makes over $170,000.

In Chicago, Director of Planned Parenthood, Steve Trombley, makes an annual salary of $192,000. One of their local contract physicians is paid $423,657.

All that is not to mention the huge grants and government money they receive. Planned Parenthood has been the recipient of more than $3.6 billion in taxpayer funds since 1987 and has current assets in excess of half a billion dollars.

So the next time you see the Red Cross or a Salvation Army volunteer asking you to help the victims of this tragedy, tell them you intend to help the real victims – Planned Parenthood.