Wounded Warrior Project Anti-Gun

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by jcd390, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. jcd390

    jcd390 New Member

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    Just read this link and didn't know if anyone else heard about this....

    http://www.fishgame.com/webnews.php/?p=14933

    Also, I found that 10% of expenses are salaries at 11.5 million, with just under 1.2 million going to management. 10 management salaried employees with the lowest paid at $126K and the highest $320K + benefits and 401K. Over 1 million paid to lobbyist.

    Start on pages 7-8 here:

    http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org..._2010-2011.pdf

    Just wanted to pass on and get your thoughts:confused:
     
  2. Yunus

    Yunus Active Member

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    A big part of their mission is the health and well being of soldiers who have a high rate of suicide by gun. For their logo to be on a gun might send the wrong signal. As far as I know they are not lobbying for greater gun control they just don't want their logo associated with firearms and that's fine by me.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Where have you been? We were discussing this and other aspects of Wounded Warrior 3 weeks ago.
     
  4. lbwar15

    lbwar15 Active Member

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    They just had something on the news a few weeks ago about solders coming home and trying to do that. It's sad really that things like this happen to people who fight for our freedom. They also have ben talking about charities using the money for there own salary. One woman over a brest cancer only gives 15% of what her charity makes to cancer patients and research. Makes me won't to lock these people in a room 2 feet deep in asbestos for 2 weeks and turn on some blowers.
     
  5. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There will always be scum that use charities to prey on people. Try to verify any charity before you donate and dont ever donate to anyone calling you on the phone. Good way to lose your identity. If I get a call and am inclined to donate, I go to the charity on line and verify it. Also check their ratio.
     
  6. jcd390

    jcd390 New Member

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    Apparently not here??? :confused:
     
  7. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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  8. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I won't donate to WWP.

    I donate to projects sponsored by the American Legion and the VFW. My post works with vets one-on-one.


    They pretty much stay out of politics except for bills directly affecting veterans.
     
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  9. Yunus

    Yunus Active Member

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  10. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yeah we've definately hit this topic a few times. WWP is like any other tax-exempt outfit, they beg for dough and bring less to the table than the VA offers for free.
     
  11. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    maybe you just have a better memory than some of us :)

    I did take a look at their distribution of funds. Not bad, pretty high for advertising, but it may work well for them
     
  12. jcd390

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  13. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 Active Member

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    Unfortunately, after Uncle Sugar get done mandating my benevolence via tax decree, I no longer donate anything to anyone except my friends, family, the Salvation Army Kettle and neighbor's. Most of the successful charities go political sooner or later anyways, they wont do it with my dollar. Sadly, the US Government isnt any better dollar per waste than the worst private charities.
     
  14. TDS92A

    TDS92A New Member Supporter

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    If you read my signature block you will see a Charity Organization that will never be political. It is the most successful on the planet. :p

     
  15. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    You might want to add anti-religious to the list.

    http://nation.foxnews.com/wounded-warriors/2013/02/01/wounded-warrior-refuses-accept-money-church

    A Christian church and school in Florida are devastated after the Wounded Warrior Project refused to accept their fund raising effort because it was “religious in nature.”

    “We were heartbroken,” said Wallace Cooley, pastor of Liberty Baptist Church and Academy in Fort Pierce, Fla.

    Cooley said they had already paid a $100 registration fee to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project and were about to launch the campaign when they received an email from the organization.

    “We must decline the opportunity to be the beneficiary of your event due to our fundraising event criteria, which doesn’t allow community events to be religious in nature,” read an email from the WWP community events team. “Please note your registration fee will be refunded within the next 7-10 business days.”

    WWP said as a nonpartisan organization they cannot accept event fundraising from companies “in which the product or message is religious in nature.”