• Victoria

    Now this is sad.

  • BR

    They are also a very top-heavy charity, with lots of executive positions. I wonder how much of the funds raised actually go to wounded warriors?

    • SarahL49

      60% I believe. I work for a non-profit similar to them and we hardly see them at the hospitals. When the do come, they just show up with the WWP shirts. It’s sad that even the hospital staff questions it!

      • covert1968

        I am a 100% Service connected Vietnam veteran and have been suspect of this organization since I first heard of it. I am a Life Member of the DAV and support them, the VFW, American Legion Vietnam Vets, all of the actual Veteran run Organizations of which we have enough and if you now give to the WWP stop and divide your funds between the Veteran run organizations !

  • gmhunt4

    I am afraid they will start to loss donations. I for one am now debating whether to stop my automatic monthly donation or not. They can not have both ways for the 2nd Amendment but against guns. Except the money raised, but not the people raising it. This sounds hypocritical.

    • tm11999

      debating!!!!!!what’s the matter with you!!!!

  • Bo Kassa

    If this is their stance then they will never receive another red cent from me. I too wonder how much of every dollar actually goes to the wounded warriors themselves, probably about $.20.

    • TLady62

      There is a real pro-2nd Amendment charity called Horses For Heroes. Google it and check it out.

  • brokeassdad

    I was at the store last week and was going to buy one of the wwp hoodies made by underarmour. I read the tag of it “made in jordan,” so i figured i would buy a new hat instead…. Made in China. They cant even support our country by having their clothing made in america makes you wonder what else they support and dont support.

  • melissasmom

    Having read the article and comments made prior to mine, there is no way I could support this organization any more.

  • tedthebear

    As a disabled vet myself I have been a monthly supporter of WWP for about 3 years. I am also an active shooter. After hearing their stance on guns I’ve decided they probably can do without my money.
    I’d like to see how large their CEO is living on our donations.
    If the Veterans Administration was doing THEIR job there would be no need for any charitable organization to be involved with veterans!

    • http://www.facebook.com/baleisen B Alan Eisen

      I hope that you are joking. The VA has NEVER given a crap about vets.

    • covert1968

      Point well made and very true but the many employees not needed by the VA is amazing. When the work could be done by half of that number if the Vets who are not put up with it and the employees would do their jobs and not dupe the bosses and try to do this to the veterans also ! We see right through the BS !

  • undunder

    I will cancel my monthly donations immediately. I will find another way to help our military members.

    • http://www.facebook.com/baleisen B Alan Eisen

      Go volunteer at the VA. That is where I will be on Christmas.

  • Chicken_Shiite

    “Warrior project–a frequent recipient of donations from the firearms industry”

    “While we appreciate the interest in having a WWP representative on your show on Veterans Day we are not able to participate in interviews or activities with media/organizations that are related to firearms,”

    It appears WWP doesn’t mind accepting money from the firearms industry but prefers to distance themselves from the 2nd Amendment.

    We’ll see how long they stay in business now that this cat is out of the bag. My guess is Ms. Coleman will be sent to pasture early to save face and donations for WWP and a media announcement will be released reaffirming their stance as pro 2nd Amendment.

  • TexasJester

    If y’all are looking for a good place to donate to instead of WWP, look at Horses for Heroes, just outside of Santa Fe, NM. it’s basically a family that takes in wounded vets (mentally abs physically) and teaches them to ride horses – even do cattle drives and roundups for local ranchers.

  • grambo

    Ready,fire, aim!!

    Charity Navigator says they spend 45% on Admin, but 36% of that is Fundraising. The CEO salary is $320 k. That may be high… but not outrageous. Fundraising should come down as a %% as they grow.
    As for the guns issue ….. maybe they don’t want to be seen as gun advocates… that is, they want to keep their donor base as broad as possible. This is understandable if not admirable. Doesn’t mean they are against gun rights.

    • http://www.facebook.com/baleisen B Alan Eisen

      320K is way too high. I will do it for 100K. That will give me 50K after bozo’s taxes.

    • barto

      Bah, Humbug! Doesn’t matter If they’re trying to stay “politically correct”, two WRONGS do not make a right, screw them AND shame on them for using our American Heroes to make money for themselves!

  • Guest Poster

    Too bad. I’ve given my last donation, of any kind, to Wounded Warrior Project. Seems we have to look under the rug for every “charity” which wants donations. Also time to check out the pay and benefits package for these people who are so “generous” with their time and efforts. As said elsewhere, this is a top-heavy organization, and that alone speaks volumes. It’s only a guess, but I’d also bet they’re registered Democrats.

  • Nan

    That’s it. No more donations from me…..I’m glad someone is checking out all these organizations for us so that we can be informed about who is what and what is who….

  • Jack

    I was considering donating to the Wounded Warriors, but I will contribute nothing to an organization that wants to remove the second amendment.

  • BigUgly666

    So? How do they think those warriors got wounded in the first place?
    How about we just dis-arm the military – with no guns, there would be no violence, and no wounded warriors ….. our enemies would see our ‘righteousness’ and ‘peaceful intentions’ because we are ‘unarmed’ and they would just sit down and talk about their problem, over a beer, and there would be no war.

    Riiight!
    In a liberal wet-dream.

  • disqus_a1zOYSNNEq

    Considering the incredible amount of our tax dollars that are continuously wasted through welfare fraud, green energy scams, giving money to foreign countries that hate us, etc; why are our greatest hero’s, the wounded warriors, wanting for anything? They should be provided with EVERYTHING they need through our taxes instead of wasting that tax money on worthless welfare queens and parasites. In a sane world there would be no need for questionable organizations such as WWP or Disabled Vets because we would already be taking care of their needs. God knows they deserve this at the very least.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.brashear.31 John Brashear

    they have a facebook page….

  • stonemike

    TO HELL WITH WOUNDED WARRIOR, rather reminiscent of left wing AARP!

  • http://twitter.com/Sonnyjelly1 Sonnyjelly1

    Donate to VFW and DAV. Legit.

  • barto

    Their donations just took a “nose-dive”! If this is the same Wounded Warrior project of which Bill O’Reilly champions, is he aware of their stance on guns?

    • drdeputy

      O’Reilly is a twit. Who cares what he thinks or says? Just another tool masquerading as a conservative.

    • drdeputy

      O’Reilly is a twit. Who cares what he thinks or says? Just another tool masquerading as a conservative.

    • drdeputy

      O’Reilly is a twit. Who cares what he thinks or says? Just another tool masquerading as a conservative.

  • dg in FL

    Does Trace Adkins know about this?

  • Jack

    I remember years ago I had a friend that gave money to a company that says that .What ever money you give to them you help a poor child out .Who does not have a home or a family. He got the picture of the child that he is helping.Heres where I realize that these companys that claim that when you give them money it goes to who ever they claim needs and it is bs. That same child that my friend got was on a commerical ad and do a good job.The kid look healthy and my word he do a good job of eating that food on there for a kid that from the picture has not had a meal for a long time .So I told my friend and he didn’t believe me .He then saw the ad and call me .He was stun .Then the best part came.He went to found this kid in the country where this kid was at with no food. Now we did found the location.But the kid did not live there.But it gets better .The people in the town had told me my friend that yes that kid that suppose was poor .He was with many other kids was there that were drop off by a plane .Most of these kids were not poor but had been actress and actors in commerical ads and small parts in movies .That the people in charge of this company with there commerical ad of poor kids was a fraud.So the lesson when you hear those ads of companys that sayed if you give money that can help out anybody.Most of that is bs .

  • Kitty

    They’ll NEVER get a penny from me. Unbelievable!

  • jarheadcop

    Go look at Charity Navigator. WWP only spends 55% of what they take in on the vets. Compare that to the following: USO – 72.2%, Red Cross – 92.2%

    • RacerJim

      Charity Navigator also shows “Fisher House Foundation” and “Houses For Troops” as spending over 90% of what they take in on benefits for our wounded troops.

  • bdferd

    Time for us vets to adopt a new way to help our wounded brothers

  • AbbyRae

    I used to support WWP and tried to volunteer with them and the only thing you could do was help out with marathons and races. Sorry, that doesn’t cut it! I wanted to meet with the service members and help out their families. If you want to give back and see where it goes, check out the Yellow Ribbon Fund out of Bethesda, MD. Last time I checked, 85% goes towards the programs and services. Awesome non-profit!

  • Christopher Fedelia

    I have been in communication with WWP and their anti-gun/knife stance and they have provided me with typical BS responses. But they one I find most interesting is that I was told that WWP Executive Director supposedly apologized to Mr. Gresham for the mistake Leslie Coleman made in regards to WWP policies. I have heard nothing of an apology except from WWP. Also, WWP states their decisions on co-branding are based on Return on Investment ($). Typical BS.

  • manueldias

    I have been checking on this organization for possibly be a regular donor. But, like Children’s International, I dropped them because their CEO tops 500.000.00 yearly salary. This is outragious. Veterans wounded in combat should be given more than enough by our government. That is the least they can do. There should be no need for any organization to be asking for peoples money to supported these wounded soldiers. CEO’s are in these organizations for their own benefit. MONEY……

  • Hoss

    The WWP started out as a grass roots noble charity that would touch the hearts of all. Now it’s obvious that they have turned themselves into a massive front that is now leaning towards special interests. I’m sad to hear of this move. I will support other charities from now on.

  • Dan

    Wow I have been HAD. I wish all the best to the true wounded warriors. I will find other ways to support our wounded vets..

  • sentrysgirl

    “No co-branding”. How funny! I just looked at a Citadel 1911 with the WWP logo on it. Seems like some co-branding with the firearms industry to me.

  • sentrysgirl

    “No co-branding”. How funny! I just looked at a Citadel 1911 with the WWP logo on it. Seems like some co-branding with the firearms industry to me.

  • Duane D.

    Charity Navigator is an independent auditor of non-profit organizations. Here is their rating of WWP. At the bottom of the page, they list similar organizations with their ratings:
    http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=12842#.UfVbyL7D_mI

  • BeeKaaay

    Looks like leftwingwackos have taken over this “charity” and now are pushing their “NO HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL BUT ONLY FOR THE CHOSEN” agenda again.

    Ordinary people = not allowed to have self-defense

    That’s how they roll.

  • BeeKaaay

    Looks like leftwingwackos have taken over this “charity” and now are pushing their “NO HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL BUT ONLY FOR THE CHOSEN” agenda again.

    Ordinary people = not allowed to have self-defense

    That’s how they roll.

    • Joshua

      A pen in the hands ]of a liberal is more dangerous than ALL THE GUNS IN AMERICA

      • ForTheRepublic

        Only if you choose to abide by what said pen writes ;). Push comes to shove, I shall rely on my guns instead of a pen.

        ~ForTheRepublic

  • BeeKaaay

    Looks like leftwingwackos have taken over this “charity” and now are pushing their “NO HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL BUT ONLY FOR THE CHOSEN” agenda again.

    Ordinary people = not allowed to have self-defense

    That’s how they roll.

  • Biggie

    Dang, I was proud to be a monthly donor to WWP. I’ve been telling my friends that my 2 charities were WWP and St Judes. I just emailed WWP and asked to discontinue my donation stream. Oh yeah, I told them why!
    Looks like St Judes will be getting a “raise”

  • Biggie

    Dang, I was proud to be a monthly donor to WWP. I’ve been telling my friends that my 2 charities were WWP and St Judes. I just emailed WWP and asked to discontinue my donation stream. Oh yeah, I told them why!
    Looks like St Judes will be getting a “raise”

  • Biggie

    Dang, I was proud to be a monthly donor to WWP. I’ve been telling my friends that my 2 charities were WWP and St Judes. I just emailed WWP and asked to discontinue my donation stream. Oh yeah, I told them why!
    Looks like St Judes will be getting a “raise”

  • bob

    I have checked into the WWP and while I do not agree with their anti gun stance I’ll fight to the death for their right to have that opinion. I seem to remember us swearing to support and defend the Constitution yet you people criticize the organization for exercising their God given right as an American.

    WWP puts 85% of the money that comes in, back out to help Vets. 4% goes to admin (paying bills and employees), 12% to marketing. you can find this info on financial reports that are 100% legit every non-profit has to put out the report to the IRS.

    • @SamsquamchMLIB

      False. Only 30something% makes it back.

    • jumper297

      Do a bit more research. WWP is akin to a pyramid scam in that they don’t actually do much contributing. In addition to 6-figure salaries they funnel a paltry ~38% of their revenue to OTHER 501(3)(c) orgs that give directly to vets, including some that aren’t especially vet friendly. The IRS statement is a bit misleading in that fact and you have to dig into it a bit more than just looking at the big pie chart.

    • JEButler

      I support their right to their opinion too. Will YOU support my right to not agree with it? If they are against my guns, I’ll be damned if I give them a single cent to promote THEIR opinion!!!

    • papag32

      bobby, you need to re-read the IRS report.

  • bob

    I have checked into the WWP and while I do not agree with their anti gun stance I’ll fight to the death for their right to have that opinion. I seem to remember us swearing to support and defend the Constitution yet you people criticize the organization for exercising their God given right as an American.

    WWP puts 85% of the money that comes in, back out to help Vets. 4% goes to admin (paying bills and employees), 12% to marketing. you can find this info on financial reports that are 100% legit every non-profit has to put out the report to the IRS.

  • bob

    I have checked into the WWP and while I do not agree with their anti gun stance I’ll fight to the death for their right to have that opinion. I seem to remember us swearing to support and defend the Constitution yet you people criticize the organization for exercising their God given right as an American.

    WWP puts 85% of the money that comes in, back out to help Vets. 4% goes to admin (paying bills and employees), 12% to marketing. you can find this info on financial reports that are 100% legit every non-profit has to put out the report to the IRS.

  • Josh

    This SUCKS i’m giving a charity advocacy speech on them on Tuesday and its too late to change charities now

    • my2cents

      it’s never too late

  • Wes

    I love how everyone jumps on the band wagon without thinking or research. Being a wounded warrior you people should consider most of the soldiers they support have TODD and shouldn’t be around guns anyway.

    • Wes

      PTSD I love my auto correct. I will continue to support them 100%.

      • Dúnadan

        …by demanding that they have their rights taken away. Brilliant.

        • Bob G

          My guess is he is not a real veteran and only a troll.

    • jumper297

      They don’t have an award for “dumbest comment”, so calm down.

    • Bob G

      That was the dumbest comment I’ve read in a long time. I can only guess that as a WW you were hit in the head. Sorry buddy, sounds insulting, but then your comment is insulting to other veterans. USMC 70-73, been there, done that. I have friends who suffered greatly and are still my buddies on a deer hunt. You’re a jerk.

  • JEButler

    I support their right to be against guns and knives, this is America. Will YOU support my right to not agree with it? If they are against my guns, I’ll be damned if I give them a single cent to promote THEIR opinion in any way, shape or form. I want my money back!!!!!!!!

  • Gundog

    This is not new news. I found this out over a year ago. WWP rejects donations from all firearms and knife manufactures, Donate instead to Chris Kyle’s Fitco Cares Hero’s Project or Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor Foundation. These are foundations started
    by true heroes. WWP is dead to me and I took part in a few events in the past
    for them.

  • shane

    Glad I read this post. Was going to donate through Amazons new AmazonSmile program. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Screw them, and screw all anti gunners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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