Wounded Warrior Project

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Redneck

Herndon, PA

#1 Feb 3, 2013
Got an email today saying that WWP had refused a donation because it was from a christian church. I didn't believe that any veteran group would turn down donations simply because the donor were christion. I googled the group/allegation and several links came up. I looked at those and none were backed up by the mainstream media or even Fox neither was there a posting by WWP saying the allegation was false. I then checked them out on Wikipedia and was shocked to find out the Charity Navigation doesn't give them a high rating because of the amount of funds raised going to administration. WWP breakdown is as follows: 55% to programs, 44.8% to administration.

Unless I find out differently I will no longer contribute until a greater percentage goes to helping vets and less to the people running the organization.
Wharf Rat

Dornsife, PA

#2 Feb 3, 2013
Redneck wrote:
Got an email today saying that WWP had refused a donation because it was from a christian church. I didn't believe that any veteran group would turn down donations simply because the donor were christion. I googled the group/allegation and several links came up. I looked at those and none were backed up by the mainstream media or even Fox neither was there a posting by WWP saying the allegation was false. I then checked them out on Wikipedia and was shocked to find out the Charity Navigation doesn't give them a high rating because of the amount of funds raised going to administration. WWP breakdown is as follows: 55% to programs, 44.8% to administration.
Unless I find out differently I will no longer contribute until a greater percentage goes to helping vets and less to the people running the organization.
Most all such charities are like that when you check them out. I don't contribute to any of them. Everyone knows, or can find someone that is in need. Give to them and you know where your money's going.
Simplistic dolt

Cumming, GA

#3 Feb 3, 2013
I've heard some of the rumors for a few years. As an alternative for those interested in helping wounded vets and thier families, http://flyfishingforvets.com/index.html is on the up and up. They work with vets from Shepard Spinal Clinic. Cash donations are nice, but volunteers with boats that can take vets out for a day of fishing would be really kewl.

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Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#4 Feb 3, 2013
Fishing trips vs. custom built homes and rehab assistance. Hmm, that' a tough choice.
Simplistic dolt

Cumming, GA

#5 Feb 3, 2013
It's not an either/or binary set kind of thing. The vets spend a lot of time at the clinic learning how to tie flies, and even build their own rods. Hand eye coordination, motor skills, adjusting to the fact they no longer have 2 hands, etc. The fishing trips are sorta a graduation thingy.
Fatman Jay

Winter Park, FL

#6 Feb 3, 2013
My rehap assistance was all about eating. I passed with an A of course.
Business Jay

Saint Marys, GA

#7 Feb 3, 2013
More productive to create a line of hand tied flies vs trying to sue anyone that responds to you. Are your hands un useable? Well I guess they do feed you.

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