Wounded Warrior Project Current Issues Seminar Speakers The Wounded Warrior Project serves veterans and service members who incurred physical or mental injuries, illnesses or wounds during their military service. The project takes a holistic approach when serving warriors and their families, and encourages economic empowerment and engagement.
July 21, Updated: August 5, at As part of a yearlong investigation into charities across the nation, the Tampa Bay Times and its reporting partner, the Center for Investigative Reporting, asked readers in June to suggest nonprofits for closer review.
Readers responded with nearly suggestions. In the coming months, the Times and CIR will examine some of those charities and share what we found. Wounded Warrior Project, created inhas become one of the fastest-growing veterans' charities in the country.
It was also one of the most requested when the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting asked readers to suggest charities to investigate. Readers wanted to know how Wounded Warrior was using its donations and whether the charity was spending a large portion of those donations to hire for-profit corporations to raise money.
To find out, reporters examined four years of tax filings and reviewed thousands of actions by charity regulators across the nation to determine if the charity had violated laws governing charity operations.
Unlike the 50 worst charities the Times and CIR named on its list of America's worst, Wounded Warrior does not rely heavily on for-profit solicitation companies to raise money.
And it does not pay telemarketers to drum up donations. Instead, it uses a combination of fundraising events, corporate sponsorships, advertising and direct mail appeals.
Wounded Warrior paid 11 percent of that money to cover its solicitors' fees and the expense of the solicitor-run campaigns.
Wounded Warrior Project spends most of the money it raises counseling veterans and running sports and educational programs. In its IRS filing, Wounded Warrior reported that about 73 percent of its expenses went toward programs.
But the charity is one of many that use a commonly accepted practice to claim a portion of fundraising expenses as charitable works. By including educational material in solicitations, charities can classify some of the expense as good deeds.
Ignoring these joint costs reduces the amount Wounded Warrior spent on programs last year to 58 percent of total expenditures.Wounded Warrior Homes is a (c)3 non-profit organization that provides affordable housing and resources for Veterans suffering from PTSD and TBI.
We are not affiliated with any other wounded warrior organizations and at this time we do not build or donate homes.
Visit Wounded Warrior Project to find help claiming veterans' benefits from VA and DoD (benefits counseling), PTSD recovery, wounded military family support, veteran support groups, adaptive sports (inclusive sports), veteran employment center, and long term veteran assistance.
To acquire, train and provide highly specialized service dogs for emotionally and physically disabled service members and post war veterans.
These dogs will provide much needed therapy, assistance, independence, and companionship to help service members . 7 reviews of Wounded Warrior Project "Sadly, I have questions about the Wounded Warrior Project.
Of course, I'm supportive of the cause, but suspicious of the organization itself. Here is what I witnessed: I attended a Triple-A baseball game, 2/57 Yelp reviews. The Wounded Warrior Project was was founded in as a grassroots charity that distributed toiletries and other items to hospitalized Iraq War vets.
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