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CBS News Investigates Wounded Warrior Project
January 27, 2016, 10:25 am
Filed under: Public Relations

Is there a PR crisis brewing at one of the nation’s most respected nonprofits? Chip Reid and Jennifer Janisch at CBS News report:

Where is the money is going? …

CBS News spoke to more than 40 former (Wounded Warrior Project) employees who described a charity where spending was out of control. Two of those former employees were so fearful of retaliation they asked that their faces not to be shown on camera.

“It was extremely extravagant. Dinners and alcohol, and just total accessm” one employee explained. He continued, saying that for a charitable organization that’s serving veterans, the spending on resorts and alcohol is “what the military calls fraud waste and abuse.”

According to the charity’s tax forms, spending on conferences and meetings went from $1.7 million in 2010, to $26 million in 2014. That’s about the same amount the group spends on combat stress recovery — its top program.


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That story made me cringe. Oy.

Comment by Wendy Aiello




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