Wounded Warrior came under attack recently for lavish spending.
It seems simple to me. A large organization has more overhead. A small “all volunteer” group can be more efficient, but the impact of a larger group can be more significant.
“It spent a whopping $149 million on direct care for wounded troops, while other large national charities have entire budgets worth tens of millions”
$149mil in direct care. Did you read that right? 149 million dollars in directly caring for the wounded. How’s that for efficient? They’ve also increased veteran mental health assets. They also promote re-education, training, outreach, redirection for other vet charities or groups, etc.
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Our vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of injured service members in our nation’s history.
Who else is doing this? WHO? The VA? Don’t kid yourself.
From a friend’s experience — they (WWP) call to check on you and help with VA issues FOR FREE!! Did you read that right? FOR FREE! You don’t even have to join anything to get help.
If you can build an organization that puts over a $100 million in direct application to your cause, then congrats, I applaud you. If you can’t, then consider letting those who can, do so.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
The Wounded Warrior Project is tried and true with the help it provides.
Don’t always believe News that sells, because it isn’t always the news. That’s a rook mistake.