"Leslie" claims that WWP does not "WWP does not co-brand, create cause marketing campaigns or receive a percentage or a portion of proceeds from companies in which the product or message is sexual, political or religious in nature, or from alcohol or firearms companies."
Alright then why did they have a fundraiser at the Playboy Mansion on May 16, 2009? Would that not be sexual in nature?
Alcohol? Then why, on June 23rd of THIS year, did WWP kick off the 2nd Annual Knoxville Brewfest with a 5K run?
Co-branding with gunmakers? How about this Citadel M1911 that is actually BRANDED with the WWP logo as a promotion to raise funds for WWP?
Are these the new policies of WWP, or is "Leslie" off her rocker?
WWP needs to clarify their positions on these matters. And they need to do it now. Already hundreds are pulling their donations and it's only going to get worse as the bad press marches on.
I'm giving them a week to get it together before I transfer my monthly donation to another organization.
I find it insulting to our vets to paint them as suicidal drunks.
Here’s some ‘clarification’ from WWP.
Apparently, this IS their new policy and their ‘clarification’ is clear as mud.
LESLIE A. COLEMAN
public relations director
SO the WWP “Thinks” they “Need” a “Public Relations BITCH huh. SWIVE THEM. NOT ANOTHER DIME!
Organizations should have the right to go where they want to go. I have to read more into this entire story. I will not say anything bad against the wounded warriors because I know many of them in case this effects them emotionally. People (not you) should be careful how they turn invitations down so stuff like this does not happen. I hope they work this out. The vets do not need any of this.
How weird!!! I was almost going to donate to their recent drive, to fund a house for a vet. While I think it is a great idea, a little voice told me to hold my donation.
This was just the day before this story broke.
You and me both!
While there are people who have problems, that isn't limited by any means to veterans, but the idea that vets somehow are at a disadvantage when it comes to handling either alcohol or firearms is not doing anyone any favors.
Sadly, I will be diverting funds which would have gone to WWP to other veterans organizations without such an apparent cranio-rectal insertion, at least until the issue is straightened out. Our guys (and gals) don't need to be branded this way.
(What a stupidly missed opportunity to raise funds for the organization!)
I am to the point that I think most all *charities* skim too much of the top and many are even a scam.
I am to the point I would rather give directly to the person and cut out the middle man.
I don’t know why there can’t be a list of veterans in need and people can ‘adopt’ the veteran. Churches could help organize this.
Something like that anyhow...
Just like with the RNC, they aren’t representing us so we give directly to the candidates.
Check out Wounded Warriors In Action...pretty good organization. The husband went on a couple of the hunting trips and had a good time.
I contribute monthly and will continue to do so.
While I think their stance on firearms is ridiculous, part of me understands their desire to control “the brand” and avoid offending potential donors. It’s a tricky business, but I think they’ve chosen the wrong side of it.
I understand, but I don’t agree.