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Beware Wounded Warior Project !

  1. ahorseback profile image82
    ahorsebackposted 22 months ago

    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 ?

    1. jackclee lm profile image82
      jackclee lmposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. colorfulone profile image83
    colorfuloneposted 22 months ago

    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!

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    calculus-geometryposted 22 months ago

    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.

    1. colorfulone profile image83
      colorfuloneposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      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.  sad  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?  smile

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        calculus-geometryposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a charity for veterans with an A+ rating
        https://www.charitywatch.org/ratings-an … s-fund/537

  4. Kathleen Cochran profile image84
    Kathleen Cochranposted 22 months ago

    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.

  5. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 22 months ago

    I would suggest the Semper Fi Fund https://semperfifund.org/

  6. ahorseback profile image82
    ahorsebackposted 22 months ago

    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 !

  7. ahorseback profile image82
    ahorsebackposted 22 months ago

    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 .

    1. jackclee lm profile image82
      jackclee lmposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. ahorseback profile image82
        ahorsebackposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        Good points all ,  Ill check that hub out !

  8. LauraD093 profile image85
    LauraD093posted 22 months ago

    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.

    1. ahorseback profile image82
      ahorsebackposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      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 !.........:-]