Charities bail on Mar-a-Lago after Trump Charlottesville comments

Charities bail on Mar-a-Lago after Trump Charlottesville comments

More than half a dozen charities (that were able to overlook Trump's brazenly racist campaign) have announced they will no longer host fundraisers at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, FL.

Hosting fundraisers is one of Mar-a-Lago's primary sources of income: renting the ballroom costs charities between $100,000 and $275,000 depending on the event's size.

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Here's a list of the organizations that CNNMoney has confirmed have pulled their business from Mar-a-Lago.

"The Red Cross provides assistance without discrimination to all people in need, regardless of nationality, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or political opinions, and we must be clear and unequivocal in our defense of that principle", the statement said. It will be the first time in eight years the group has not hosted its annual gala at the club.

The moves follow a divisive press conference last Tuesday where Trump refused to draw distinctions between neo-Nazi ralliers and their counter-protesters, instead blaming "both sides". Among those that are keeping their events at Mar-a-Lago are the Palm Beach Police Foundation, Gateway for Cancer Research and the Achilles Freedom Team, an organization that trains wounded veterans to take part in marathons.

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"The American Red Cross has decided we can not host our annual fundraising event at Mar-a-Lago, as it has increasingly become a source of controversy and pain for many of our volunteers, employees and supporters", the organization said Friday.

The American Friends of Magen David Adom, an organization that supports Israel disaster relief programs, opted to cancel their Mar-A-Lago reservation for their fundraising gala set for February 2018.

-The Salvation Army said it will find a different venue for its Holiday Snow Ball.

"After considerable deliberation, AFMDA - an apolitical and humanitarian aid organization - will not hold its 2018 Palm Beach Celebration of Life Gala at Mar-a-Lago", a statement from the medical service reportedly read. The organization did not give a reason for the move.

Representatives from MorseLife and the Trump Organization have not responded to requests for comment from FORTUNE.

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