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Wounded Warrior Project
January 22, 2013

I was floored to see that only 43% of all donations are actually spent on Veteran Programs according to Charity Watch Org. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Arizona used to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project but not anymore. We recently turned of $4,000 to the WWP and ask if the funds could be earmarked for local projects and they said "no". That all donations must go the the national pot and disturb accordly. Don't get me wrong, when they do support wounded warriors but they also support them selves.

Of the $74.1 million in revenue Wounded Warrior Project generated last year (most of it from donations), $13.8 million was spent on fundraising, according to IRS documents.

Other expenses are listed on its audited financial statements:

$11.5 million in salaries

$8.9 million in consulting and outside services

$5.5 million for meetings and events

$3.1 million for travel

We will not donate to them anymore. We would like for all of our donations to be spent on actually projects, not salaries and advertisements.

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2012

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