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Can Someone Tell Me About the Wounded Warrior Project?
Vanity | December 25, 2018 | Jim Noble

Posted on 12/25/2018 7:48:34 AM PST by Jim Noble

I have the opportunity to make some donations this year that I wouldn't normally be able to do.

I'm interested in the Wounded Warrior Project but I have read conflicting information about it.

Asking for any input about this charity from those who know.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Culture/Society; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: charities; charity; donations; dontdoit; itscrap; scam; veterans; woundedwarriors
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1 posted on 12/25/2018 7:48:34 AM PST by Jim Noble
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To: Jim Noble

Check out Warrior Foundation Freedom Station.


2 posted on 12/25/2018 7:54:46 AM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Lizavetta

It had a bad reputation due to,prior CEO, misuse of donations. Supposedly have cleaned house now, back to its real purpose


3 posted on 12/25/2018 7:57:34 AM PST by rstrahan
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Consider Fisher House Foundation. I donate to them.

https://www.fisherhouse.org/about/


4 posted on 12/25/2018 7:59:23 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Jim Noble

I rarely trust any charity as it seems most of the money goes to pay big salaries to those at the top.

I try to give directly to the person in one way or another.


5 posted on 12/25/2018 8:02:18 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: rstrahan

I was wondering about them, thanks for the info.


6 posted on 12/25/2018 8:02:41 AM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: Jim Noble

https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=12842

Merry Christmas!
I hope this helps..


7 posted on 12/25/2018 8:03:38 AM PST by neverevergiveup
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To: Jim Noble

Not sure of the name, but I think Gary Sinese’ s charity for veterans would be trustworthy and effective.


8 posted on 12/25/2018 8:03:58 AM PST by americas.best.days... ( Donald John Trump has pulled the sword from the stone.)
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To: americas.best.days...

https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/

last time I checked 95 cents on the dollars went to help vererans


9 posted on 12/25/2018 8:06:15 AM PST by khelus
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I donated to them a few years ago (a substantial donation which also included matching funds from my employer) and they marketed the hell out of me, sold my name to numerous other charities and more.

I got sickened whenever I opened my mailbox and found calendars, chachki's, received a blanket from them and other stuff. I really wanted them to use the money for our Veterans and not keep sending me stuff.

After they started doing that, I cut off my annual donation and I now give to Fisher House. Much better organization than WW and they don't market the hell out of me or sell my name. I don't care that my employer doesn't match funds to Fisher House, I make that up myself.

I heartfully recommend Fisher House. IMO they do God's work.

10 posted on 12/25/2018 8:06:50 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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Gary Sinise foundation has a stellar record and I love that he tours with his band for our troops. Great recommendation!


11 posted on 12/25/2018 8:07:52 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Jim Noble
My personal situation with WWP dates back several years...changes have been made since.

I'm not sure what the rate of return is now, but back then it was something like two cents on the dollar, as in, for every dollar donated, only two cents went to the actual vets.

Much mismanagement, bordering on criminal, although I can't prove it.

Anyway, approach with caution, request documentation of their stated projects, mission, etc.

I no longer counsel wounded vets, but back when I was more involved, my advice was to stay away from them, as their mission seemed to be more self-aggrandizement that actually helping a wounded warrior.

Unless you count a fleece blanket and a teddy bear as a "help" for a wounded warrior.

But check them out for yourself.

I have been told from more than one source that a new CEO and a few other administrators are working hard to clean it up and have in fact made giant strides in the rate of return.

If true, good on them.

I'm not going to get involved any at all with them, but please, if you find out some good positive stuff, let us know.

I have switched all my effort into Masonic outreach programs and the Gary Sinise Foundation.

The Gary Sinise Foundation is probably the most effective program going on now.

Check it out.

Highly recommended.

12 posted on 12/25/2018 8:08:16 AM PST by OldSmaj
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I rarely trust any charity as it seems most of the money goes to pay big salaries to those at the top.

THIS IS SO TRUE....THE ONLY ONE EXCEPTION IS SALAVATION ARMY....99% of others are scams.


13 posted on 12/25/2018 8:10:12 AM PST by mastertex
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There used to be a web site called Charity Tracker. It tells about all the charities and how much they pocket for themselves and how much they actually give to the people they claim they do. Around here we are always getting calls about giving to the State Troopers. My nephew is a Trooper. He said they were told by his bosses that this bunch gave less than one half of one percent to the Troopers and pocket the rest for themselves. They always use Cops, First Responders, Troopers, etc., to get money. Now I get calls from some group calling themselves Veterans for Veterans or some name like that, wanting money. I told them I was a veteran and had never heard of them, nor seen a penny from them. How did I collect some of this money they were collecting for we veterans. I got a couple of utters and then he hung up. So, check with that Charity Tracker type site. I might be somewhat wrong with the name, but you can Bing, Google, whatever, it.


14 posted on 12/25/2018 8:10:31 AM PST by RetiredArmy (We are in the Last Days of human history. Jesus is coming back, & soon! Do U know Him?)
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Let me tell you a story.

My kid went to a private religious middle school. The kids did a huge fundraiser for WWP and were excited to present it to the foundation. Right before that could happen, WWP told the school they could not accept the funds unless they took the name of the school off of the presentation. Needless to say, my kid came home crying as did many others. Parents were outraged, it hit national news and we and many others called the WWP and reamed them a new one. Yes, this was during the *shudder* obama years but before the mismanagement information came to light. The school donated to an organization that provides motorized all terrain wheelchairs to vets.

Never will I donate to them again. Ever. I hiss at their commercials and the country singer who appears in them.


15 posted on 12/25/2018 8:12:27 AM PST by Maskot (Put every dem/lib in prison...like yesterday!!!)
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To: Jim Noble

Operation Once In A Lifetime

https://operationonceinalifetime.com/?p=52

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDE_wMbPCac

In the past, I’ve donated four round trip airline tickets to Operation Once In A Lifetime so active-duty soldiers could come home for Christmas. Sgt. Sowers, founder of this organization, and I have talked on the telephone at least three times. I highly recommend this organization for all that they do for our troops.


16 posted on 12/25/2018 8:13:00 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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I found it. It is https://www.charitynavigator.org/. They rate the charities, not Tracker as I mentioned.


17 posted on 12/25/2018 8:13:21 AM PST by RetiredArmy (We are in the Last Days of human history. Jesus is coming back, & soon! Do U know Him?)
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One way to judge any charity is to ask them how much of donations goes to overhead and how much to the actual cause. I’ve heard one of the largest animal protectors gives out 1$ to help pets and keeps $19 of every donation.


18 posted on 12/25/2018 8:14:47 AM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: Jim Noble

If these organizations want to make a real splash they should work on paying and providing for mental health visits to PTSD specialists. It seems all that makes the news cycle is the lack of access to VA shrinks and a rising suicide rate because of it. You don’t hear lack of VA care for battlefield injuries because there isn’t any, only mental health. The biggest backlog for disability claims seems to be in the mental health areas as a $$ rating for the PTSD money pie must be made by the VA. Seeing non VA shrinks will help in getting a rating also once they get past the backlog.


19 posted on 12/25/2018 8:16:57 AM PST by redcatcherb412
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If you want to donate for wounded warriors do at to Gary Senice’s (spelling) organization tunnels to towers, wounded warriors has had problems with where funds were going Gary does EXCEPTIONAL work for our warriors!!!


20 posted on 12/25/2018 8:17:03 AM PST by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)
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