If you support Wounded Warrior Project, then you might want to know about this. The CEO and COO have been fired after spending millions of donation dollars on everything except for our wounded veterans.
The CEO and COO of the Wounded Warrior Project have been fired amid spending irregularities with the Project’s money.
Steven Nardizzi and Al Giordano, the CEO and COO, respectively, were terminated Thursday.
CBS News reports both were relieved over spending issues related to the Project’s funds.
In January, The Washington Times reported that dozens of formerWounded Warrior Project employees had accused the charity of needlessly spending millions of dollars in donations on lavish conferences and parties.
Other respected charities for wounded veterans, like the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust and Fisher House, reportedly spent more than 90 percent of their donations on vets.
Read more: Washington Times
According to Bearing Arms, here are four charities you can donate to that will actually use your money to help veterans:
1) Fisher House – CharityNavigator score: 96.87 out of 100
What can be said about Fisher House that hasn’t been said before? This is easily one of the most respected charity organizations for veterans, with over 25 years of service helping veterans families or bereaved families after their veteran has passed on. Fisher House has provided housing for families near every major military medical center in the country to make sure they have a comfortable home while their veteran receives treatment.
2) DAV (Disabled American Veterans) – CharityNavigator score: 92.68 out of 100
If you’re looking for a direct alternative to the Wounded Warrior Project, you can’t go wrong with Disable American Veterans. Not only is the group spending over 90% of donations on helping veterans, the organization provides more than 700,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with more than 300,000 benefit claims annually.
3) Hire Heroes – Charity Navigator Score: 93.59 out of 100
If you want to help ensure that veterans have jobs, this organization allows active military and veterans to receive training in resume building, interviews, and self-marketing. The end goal — the only goal — is to make sure a veteran gets a job. When that’s your sole focus, this group is your best bet.
4) Operation Homefront – CharityNavigator score: 96.36 out of 100
One of the biggest issues soldiers face upon returning from tour is that they often don’t have a lot to come back to. Poverty is a giant issue for many of our veterans, and Operation Homefront attempts to alleviate that by providing food assistance, auto and home repair, vision care, transportation, moving assistance, home goods and financial assistance to military families in need.