Wounded Warriors Project A Legal Scam
I have been a longtime supporter of the Wounded Warriors project, but that is about to change I believe. I hope you will read this article and once you have I hope you too decide to turn your backs on a scam that plays on the sympathies of goodhearted Americans and their generosity as Veterans get *The Shaft*.
by Alex Graham
As we are coming to find out, wounded Vets are big money. Considering I’m 146% disabled, I’m trying to figure out how to tap into this. The only thing I can see is to start my own 501(c)(3) and start cooking the books with a big $300 K a year salary for my work. Member and eagled-eyed scrutinizer Bruce spotted this heartbreaking article. Just when we thought it was safe to come out of the woods after the last news of the Big Six VSOs padding their bank accounts on the backs of all our disabled, along comes this article and investigation revealing nothing is sacred among thieves.
If you were thinking about donating to the Wounded Warrior Project, think twice. It would behoove you to get in your car and drive cross-country to deliver the funds to the charity you hope to help. More money would end up in their hands than entrusting it to the WWP for disbursement. The Beatles song Tax Man comes to mind- Here’s one for you, nineteen for me. Here’s what I received. It’s ugly.
I’m really sad to read this about the Wounded Warrior Project. I have definitely been a supporter up to now. The attached 2011 990 tax return is a real eye opener! For one, that’s a lot of BIG salaries they are paying at the first and apparently the second (outsourced) level for executive compensation! Obviously it’s not only corporations that can get greedy.
Sad to say, the Wounded Warrior Project is bled dry by a top heavy, greedy executive structure and the remaining funds are disbursed to multi-tier distribution organizations with similar management structures. By the time the money actually goes to direct benefits for veterans, there is probably less than 10% that reaches them. Below are results of an investigation by a retired USMC Colonel.
At a recent meeting of a veterans association with which I am involved, a suggestion was made that we contribute to “The Wounded Warriors Project” (WWP). As an officer of the association, I was asked to do some research and make a recommendation regarding contributing to WWP. As one who fervently believes that our wounded warriors and their care-giving families deserve our unqualified support, I also believe that the public should be informed of the appropriateness and effectiveness of charitable organizations that support veterans.
The results of my research are disappointing, to say the least. To summarize, the WWP collects a fee in the form of generous compensation paid to WWP executives who outsource fund raising, collection and distribution of funds to other 501.c.3 organizations which provide services that directly benefit veterans. The WWP would make Bernie Madoff proud!
There is a lot more to this story and it can be read here:
Wounded Warriors Project A Legal Scam | Veterans Today.
I have NO USE; I mean NO USE whatsoever for charities and funds that claim to help this cause or that cause when all they do is line their own pockets with funds that are meant to help the injured, sick, disabled and desperate Veterans of this nation.
It’s not bad enough that our Veterans, disabled Vets and retirees, have had their pensions and benefits cut under the COMMUNIST regime of Barack Hussein Obama, now we find out that our Vets are being stabbed in the back by the very organization that was thought to be sacrosanct and above suspicions, an organization that was thought to be doing a great job.
I have been standing for Veterans for a long time now; here are a couple of the stories from past postings on the TexasFred Blog.
I have no problem with making donations to an organization that does what it promises to do.
I have no problem with asking for or accepting a donation here on the blog; I do exactly what I say I will, I post a hard hitting Conservative blog, I put a lot of work and research into every post and MY readers know that.
They also know that I have been here for a long while and will continue to post about injustices, politics and other issues that matter to American Patriots! They know that I won’t be stopped and as such, they help me stay in business. That is, in MY opinion, a very worthy effort.
Apparently Wounded Warriors Project needs a lesson in accountability and honesty!
I say give it to them and I hope one of their biggest supporters, Trace Adkins, sees this story and discontinues his association with WWP as well!