The organization took in over $300 million after the storm with more than $110 million still in the bank.
The Red Cross claims having the cash set aside is a good thing. They say needs evolve as time goes on and the bankroll will let them meet those without asking for more.
But others say the money spent was not spent well and that saved was needed.
The director of the Center for the Study of Philanthropy and Civil Society at CUNY said homes "were cold. Homes mildewed. There wasn't enough decent housing. Given the lingering despair, it's hard to understand the argument that 'We are setting that money aside.'"
The Red Cross promised to spend the money only on Sandy relief and recovery but the director of a group that monitors nonprofits points out "the Red Cross has never been a recovery operation. Their responsibility has always been mass care."
The AP reports other organizations have done the same thing and have some Sandy money set aside.
This news comes after the Red Cross promised to save all the money sent in after the Oklahoma tornados for relief for Moore, Newcastle, and Shawnee.