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Friday, August 18, 2017

Like mendicant priests seeing the Vatican and drawing all the wrong lessons.



Joe.My.God:

The Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Susan G. Komen on Friday joined a growing exodus of organizations canceling plans to hold fundraising events at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, deepening the financial impact to President Trump’s private business amid furor over his comments on Charlottesville.

The Red Cross said it would cancel its annual fundraiser at the club because “it has increasingly become a source of controversy and pain for many of our volunteers, employees and supporters,” the charity said in a statement Friday.

Susan G. Komen, the nation’s largest breast-cancer fundraising group, said Friday it would seek another venue after hosting its “Perfect Pink Party” gala at Mar-a-Lago every year since 2011.

And the Salvation Army, which has held a gala at the club every year since 2014, said in a statement that it would not hold its event there “because the conversation has shifted away” from its mission of helping those in need.

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