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#1 35th USAAD

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 06:27 AM

Hello Everyone
Is the Wounded Warriors Project a good honest Organization? Just checking to see before I give them some of my hard earned money. Thanks to all & have a great new year. Louis

#2 hawkdriver

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 06:57 AM

Our fixed wing detachment fly these guys all over the US, well worth while

#3 Bluehawk

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 08:07 AM

Very much so, excellent record, very respectful fine bunch of people.

#4 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 09:08 AM

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The WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT is a nonprofit organization.

From their website:

Their objective is "to provide tangible support for the severely wounded and help them on the road to healing, both physically and mentally."

Their mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors.

PURPOSE
* To raise awareness and enlist the publicís aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women,
* To help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and
* To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 09:34 AM

The Wounded Warrior Program is great. Of all the non-profit charity type groups, this one works very closely with the services to help wounded troops and their families. In short...they actually DO what they SAY. They helped make sure we had all kinds of extra stuff...care packages from strangers, cards, etc. They help the guys from moment of injury and don't stop. I've donated back to them.

A lot of the local chapters are headed up by wounded vets, tons of resources...if a guy needs a wheelchair ramp on his house or a new set of crutches or something, they get it to him quick. I can't think of a better organization to donate to except the families of the fallen maybe.

Just to show how these guys go the extra mile and keep everyone on their radar...this was a Christmas gift they sent me:
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#6 gwb123

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 09:56 AM

There are a number of websites that feature ratings of charities.

This is from the Better Business Bureau:

http://www.bbb.org/c...onville-fl-3806

According to the pie chart at the bottom of this report, Wounded Warriors Project spends 75% of its raised funds on Programs, 21% on Fundraising, and 4% on Administrative costs.

The percentage for fund raising seems to be a bit high but you have to take this with a grain of salt. Smaller or more narrowly focused charities often have to spend more of their budget to get the word out than larger ones, like the American Red Cross (which spends 4% on Fund Raising).

One thing to watch is the amount spent on Administrative costs. This includes the salaries of the permanent employees. In this case 4% seems very reasonable.
(American Red Cross: 6% for administration.)

There are charities that do very good work, but have a high amount of costs tied up in administration. This how you have to judge how the money you donated is being spent.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:52 AM

The firing range I belong to raffles off rifles with all proceeds going to these guys. The last two rifles were a Thompson .45 cal and Durganov sniper rifle. $5.

And that is one SWEET ornament!!!!

#8 Jason G

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 07:13 PM

Highly recommend them! SSgt Jeremiah Workman (USMC, Navy Cross) works with them I believe. Never heard a bad thing about them.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 06:43 AM

Thanks to all, Looks like I am good to go. Lou

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 07:51 PM

I am glad to hear that the Wounded Warriors are still going strong. I was a little concerned, upon hearing (from national media) that  most of your dollar went towards administrative costs than to the Vets. They have been on my list, and will remain on it. Along with other worth while ones.

Lifer



#11 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 05:15 PM

As of 2017, the stats for this organization have risen for Programs and lowered for Fundraising with Administrative expenses remaining the same:

 

Programs: 77% Fundraising: 19% Administrative: 4%

 

This remains a worthy charitable organization.




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