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Wounded Warrior Project - wasting funds?
« on: January 28, 2016, 08:46:59 PM »
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  • Very distressing.  >:( :-\ :-\ :-\


    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wounded-warrior-project-accused-of-wasting-donation-money/


    Here's an excerpt:

    "What caught our attention is how the Wounded Warrior Project spends donations compared to other long-respected charities.

    For example, Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust spends 96 percent of its budget on vets. Fisher House devotes 91 percent. But according to public records reported by "Charity Navigator," the Wounded Warrior Project spends 60 percent on vets."

    Here's another:

    "According to the charity's tax forms, spending on conferences and meetings went from $1.7 million in 2010, to $26 million in 2014. That's about the same amount the group spends on combat stress recovery -- its top program.Former employees say spending has skyrocketed since Steven Nardizzi took over as CEO in 2009. Many point to the 2014 annual meeting at a luxury resort in Colorado Springs as typical of his style.


    "He rappelled down the side of a building at one of the all hands events. He's come in on a Segway, he's come in on a horse."


    About 500 staff members attended the four-day conference in Colorado. The price tag? About $3 million.


    "Donors don't want you to have a $2,500 bar tab. Donors don't want you to fly every staff member once a year to some five-star resort and whoop it up and call it team building," said Millette."

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    Re: Wounded Warrior Project - wasting funds?
    « Reply #1 on: February 01, 2016, 03:19:30 PM »
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  • I am really disappointed with all charities at this point.  If you can't donate direct so someone, I don't give anything. 

    If you have a name and APO address and you can send car packages to people overseas direct.  Used to have a buddy in active duty, but he has retired.  Would drop stuff in the mail every so often when he was over there.  Most common requests - coffee, beef jerky, chewing tobacco/dip and cigars.  Throw in a surfer mag or two as well.

    If anyone have a name of someone serving overseas, PM their info and I will send something out.

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