It seems there are allegations in the news media of misuse of funds and profiteering in this organization ! ONLY Fifty Seven Percent of the donated funds make it directly towards helping the veterans that we owe so much to !
Have you given ?What do you think ?
This is very disturbing. Bill O'Reilly was one of the personalities raising funds for them through his show. He mentioned last week on his show that they will be investigating the situation and will have a report shortly. Personally, I am very suspicious of most all charities. I wrote a hub on this topic. The point being we should all beware before making contributions.
I checked on the BBB website and Wounded Warriors Project has an A+ Rating because there have not been any complaints brought against them for an investigation.
I noticed that WWP has demands for CBS and NYT to correct wrongful accusations.
But, having said that...I did look at some of WWP tax forms and decided that I will not personally donate to this charity.
And, there have been some SCAMS door to door and by phone in the same name as Wounded Warriors Project, but they are not associated with the WWP charity. I really do not like scammers. Ugh!
You can look up more info on charities at http://www.charitywatch.org It's pretty eye-opening how much some charities spend on executive salaries, overhead, and fundraising.
That is a helpful charity assessment site. I agree with the C Rating.
I noticed that WWP receives "cash grants/contributions from government sources." That's where some of the taxpayer money is going. https://www.charitywatch.org/ratings-an … roject/559
ADDED: I just saw a Wounded Warriors Project - Ad at the bottom of this page. I just made a donation by that ad being viewed.
Maybe we should pick a GREAT CHARITY and start a new thread?
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a charity for veterans with an A+ rating
https://www.charitywatch.org/ratings-an … s-fund/537
I can't put into words how disappointed I am in this organization. I doubt they are evil, but as a fund raiser in the past myself, I can testify to how easy it is to abuse the process of taking in donations and forgetting to remember a donated dollar is sacred. You may have an expense account, you may have the freedom to spend the money on training or equipment or rewards that can be justified. But the bottom line always is: this money was given for a good purpose. Am I spending it responsibly?
I can't think of a purpose more sacred than helping wounded warriors. That this organization abused our trust is heartbreaking. But it is also criminal and I hope heads roll.
I would suggest the Semper Fi Fund https://semperfifund.org/
I do not believe the leaders of ANY of these charities should pull in anywhere near seven figures . This guy makes about five big ones plus !
Donations , have become a big , big way of making millions , The NRA for example but a charitable organization that professes to help people and creates and sustains millionaires ? Shameful , the Red Cross , even the Cancer research organizations , what a sham . It almost makes one really ashamed to be American sometimes .
Years ago, I wrote a hub on "charity giving" and it is still relevant today. The best IMHO when it comes to giving is to give locally and on a personal level. That cuts out the middle man and the fund raising expenses and the administrative costs... I also think the tax exemption part of charity giving should be re-visited as a matter of public policy. They should be extremely limited and with oversight instead of private foundations being miss used.
I was going to donate several times but refrained. How ironic that "The Donald," is the one who brought it to light. I have a close friend that offers yoga on a volunteer basis to the W.W.P. those veterans suffering from P.T.S.D benefited greatly from her volunteerism. She as I never knew their donation breakdowns. She is now taking her services elsewhere. Those charities suggested here I will pass along to her.
You know , my brother was a commander of a VFW post for a couple of terms and told me this a couple of years ago and I though , No ! ......But it's true , I hear anywhere from 40 - 50 percent is "overhead expenses " WHAT A SHAME AND A SHAM ". I know that any money or resouses that get to the human level is good , But that's horrible !.........:-]
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