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Red Cross To Change Way It Raises Disaster Money

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The American Red Cross is directing another $6 million to people who still have housing needs, and it's changing the way it raises disaster money after being criticized for its Hurricane Sandy response.

As a result of an agreement with New York's attorney general, the organization says it will let donors know if their money is being used for disaster victims or for other Red Cross operations.

It will also let online donors direct their money to local Red Cross chapters or the organization's general relief efforts, but not to specific disasters.

Once fundraising goals are met, the Red Cross says it will make public announcements.

The group spent more than 90 percent of the $308 million it raised after the storm.

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