One of Houston’s longest running charities has decided to make changes after reports raised questions about where donations were going.
The 100 Club responded to televised reports about their practice of helping the families of police officers and fire fighters killed in the line of duty, like the four that died in the Southwest Motel fire a few weeks ago.
Randy Russell of the 100 Club said, “In the future, and including the four current fallen firefighters, we will provide al $20,000 check to the executor of the estate of a single law enforcement officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty. At the time an executor or administrator is appointment, we will make an assessment of their needs.”
Russell said the reports that came out last week were unfair.
“We were blindsided and stunned by the assaults last week against the 100 Club. It’s apparent there are some conflicting and misinformed definitions of the 100 Club,” Russell explained.
Russell was not happy that this played out in the media.
“I have to tell you that this media frenzy of the past week is almost unfathomable to me. Personally, I question the motives of those who have attacked us,” Russell said.
Russell offered refunds to anyone that was unhappy with how things were handled.