WTC has become adept at using tragedy as a means of raising cash. For example, when Puerto Rico was devastated by a hurricane, WTC directed a large number of congregations to donate $1500 each in supplies that would be used for relief purposes.
It is not known how many congregations took part in this effort but the feedback suggests it was in the hundreds. However, the majority of those provisions were never used. What happened to the many pallets of supplies that were purchased and shipped to central locations waiting to be shipped to the poor JW’s in Puerto Rico? Eventually it was liquidated and the proceeds were absorbed by WTC.
This week hurricane Dorian pummeled the Bahamas and the congregations there were no doubt severely affected. Will WTC pull a play from the Puerto Rico situation and once again ask the congregations to contribute toward the relief effort?
There is no doubt that funds will be needed, but why not just send money to a relief organization that will diligently disperse the funds. Who knows, maybe some needy non-witnesses might also benefit. In any event, we can watch and see. Hey WTC – we are watching you! Do the right thing this time!!