Boo said that while Be The Match was aware of the scandal and fines that had dogged CRIR, it did not play into the national organization's decision to absorb CRIR's donor list.
"UMass (Memorial) told us that they were examining a number of their business practices, and that this (CRIR) was not a part of their core business, and they couldn't run it efficiently,'' he said.
Be The Match has opened a regional donor center at the CRIR's former offices on Plantation Street, where they will continue to solicit donations and attempt to match donors with possible recipients through its national database.
If you were a donor to the CRIR, no need to do anything.
UMass Memorial ran the CRIR office with 16 employees.
According to the most recent filings with the Attorney General's Public Charities Division, the CRIR was established as a public charity in 2005, and had $6.5 million in revenue in 2011.
But they could more quickly have addressed public concerns so as to avoid tainting the work that CRIR does.
Everyone should also agree that the work of CRIR should continue.
O'Brien's statement this week, it is clear that UMass Memorial understands the importance of the CRIR and of greater financial transparency.
At La Paz, a Colorado River port within CRIR, the Pais struggled to cope with the hostile Native inhabitants, the to-them-uncomfortable riverine oasis environment, the heat, and infectious diseases.
In the spring of 1875, the Pais had had enough of CRIR. They decamped on 20 April, precisely one year after arriving.
The citizen who understood the real situation preferred to hire an Indian to a white man if he could do the work as well, for the reason that if the Indian was employed he could be watched.(70) Cherum continued to lead the Pais during the Long Walk from Camp Beale's Springs to La Paz, the CRIR captivity, and the exodus.