Strong concerns about where the funds actually go. The program itself does help people but it appears there should be more oversight, preferrably by a non-biased board or committee.
The organization strives to PREVENT drug and alcohol abuse. Each FREE to the public service costs to develop. Because of Racing for Recovery, I am now aware of the financial cost to my State and me. I'd rather see PREVENTION and AWARENESS promoted than keep throwing my money at the endless heap of after-the-fact options that don't save lives before they are harmed.
I have no information or opinion about the quality of work by Todd Crandall regarding his counseling services or the impact he has on his clients. It is extremely naive, however, to endorse an organization as extremely efficient without first reviewing information about efficiency. Here is a link to the 2008 IRS 990 submitted by Racing for Recovery. In addition to $4,000 in compensation, look at the last page of the document - $17,628 in auto expense, $2,694 cable modem, $6,899 "miscellaneous", and more. Someone is getting paid when $31,032 is spent on Speaking Fees, Counseling Expense, and Mentoring Program.
Racing for Recovery is a nonprofit organization and any one that knows Todd Crandell know he does not take any money from R4R for this frank guy to state that Todd is padding his pocket with R4R funds is just wrong.Frank im truely sorry if you had a bad experience but that does not give you the right to bad mouth Todd Crandell or Racing for Recovery.Todd has spent ten years saving lives. There are over 40,000 + that have been touched by this awesome program. I don't know very many people that can say they had a hand is saving that many people. I belive in this program and will stand behind it to the end of the earth.
Dan i totally agree with you and what you have to say about this frank guy i would like to know what event he has volunteered at, and where he is getting all this information. I would like to know on what grounds Todd should be arrested on.The only thing that i could think of is him being such a GREAT person in the community but that wouldn't even work but hey opinions are like ass-holes everyone has one
Todd Crandell's story is amazing in and of itself. Not only does he have the education to help and assist people. He has the life experience that he can draw from in his capacity as a counselor. I first contacted Todd earlier this year to "reach out for help". He responded very quickly and got me in front of him within 24 hours. I could not have been more grateful as time is often precious when dealing with substance abuse. Since then Todd has counseled both my wife and I. He has really made a contribution in my ability to seize my opportunity of sobriety. I have seen him speak publicly on these issues. My children were also impacted by Todd's story as he recently spoke at their High School. Todd offers "real" solutions to "real" problems and is extremely professional.
Every city in every state should have a Todd Crandell. Our country is in such a state of a drug addicted crisis, and very few people ever care about helping others who have been impacted by this terrible disease. This man's entire life has been dedicated to helping others, with much of his own finances. Todd, if I ever win the lottery, it is all yours.
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Too bad you don't even have a clue what you are talking about. Before you try to attack other's and their integrity you should probably look in the mirror. Todd Crandell and, his Organization have helped many people and continue to inspire those in need. You sound like a jealous and, selfish person who would probably benefit from going to a few meetings. Instead of trying to bring other's down , try assisting those in need. God Bless You!And stop slandering people and their lives because you are a loser and depressed. Get with the program! Todd could not be paid enough for all he has done and, the many people he has assisted and, inspired.
my name is Keith carter I have struggled with addiction for many years. while in a treatment program in UT, in 2011 i heard the message of Racing for Recovery and Todd's message. since then i've been an avid follower of Todd and Racing for Recovery. i've implemented an exersize program and ran 4 5K races and 1 half marathon and planning to attempt a marathon this spring.I love the exersize and racing philosophy of this program and am a true beliver in it.Todd is a true inspiration to me I would recommend it to anyone who want's to make changes in their life.the more you implement good healthy activities in our live the easier it is to erase bad behaviors. I'm 19 month sober and I'm solid! thanks to Racing for Recovery and their philosophy thanks for all you do Todd
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Racing for Recovery is a wonderful support group and organization. Todd Crandell is not only above board and honest, he is truly saving lives. I know for a fact that he has given much of his own money to this group. As far as his travels and athletic activities, there is no extravagance there. Todd's holistic approach to recovery is a game changer. I'm shocked that anyone would question the value of this organization or Todd's genuine intentions. This is a bright, educated, well thought of individual that could be doing anything he wanted and I'm sure quite successful. He has chosen to give back what he was freely given. He is to be commended as is this group in its entirety.