Image: Arizona Public Media Brian Flagg, head of the Casa Maria Free Kitchen (seen here in a 2011 interview with Arizona Public Media), turned down a $2,000 donation from Walmart to make a statement about how the chain treats workers.
The head of the Casa Maria Free Kitchen in Tucson has turned down a $2,000 donation from Walmart, calling it "blood money" because of the way the mega-chain treats workers.
Brian Flagg admitted to the Arizona Daily Star, however, that it would have been "harder to resist" a higher amount, like $200,000 -- equivalent to the charity's yearly budget.
Sticking to principles is a nice idea, but not when it conflicts with reason.
Still, Flagg's small act of rebellion is drawing attention to what he sees as rightful criticism of Walmart. He believes it's worth the pain of turning down the $2,000 -- which was just about what the charity paid in property taxes last year.