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(ABC 27)   Ever wanted to travel the country by tractor? This man is going to, and the money raised will be going to the Wounded Warriors Project   (abc27.com) divider line 17
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2014-04-01 10:47:08 AM  
Ya know why John Deeres are green? So they can hide in the grass when an International rolls by.
 
2014-04-01 11:11:03 AM  
They'll have to invade another country just to pay for the gas.
 
2014-04-01 11:25:31 AM  
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2014-04-01 11:48:08 AM  
If you ever looked at WW's financials you'd never donate a dime to them. Very little goes to actual wounded warriors.
 
2014-04-01 11:57:21 AM  

Ever wanted to travel the country by tractor?


No.
 
2014-04-01 11:58:53 AM  

KidneyStone: Very little goes to actual wounded warriors


Almost 60% of their budget, compared to 5.6% in administrative costs (according to Charity Navigator) That does not seem too bad on this size of organization.
 
2014-04-01 12:06:47 PM  

HeadLever: KidneyStone: Very little goes to actual wounded warriors

Almost 60% of their budget, compared to 5.6% in administrative costs (according to Charity Navigator) That does not seem too bad on this size of organization.


If only that were true.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/12/08/wounded-warriors-project-a-l eg al-scam/

I did note the pie chart percentages which you mention (Administrative Expense: 4.4%, Fundraising Exp.: 12.8%). Based on the WWP Form 990, these figures are misleading. Total 2011 revenues were $154.9 MM with total fundraising expenses of $20.5MM and total administrative expenses, including outsourced services, of $95.5MM. Note that the total administrative expense includes fund raising. Therefore, as a percentage of total revenue, administrative expenses amount to 61.63%, including fundraising expenses of 13.2%. This equates to 38.36% of revenues available to benefit wounded warriors.

You can donate to the American Legion's Comfort Warrior Project where 100% goes to wounded troops.  All of it.  Every single penny.

http://www.legion.org/troops/operationcomfort
 
2014-04-01 12:25:42 PM  

KidneyStone: If only that were true.


#1 - you link is for 2011 data and is out of date

#2 - total donations for Operation Comfort is about $1 million, What reason do you think on why WW is much larger?

#3 - Even using you old revenue percentage for WW, that equates to about 60 times more money going to veterans than what Comfort Warrior is giving.  Why is that possible?

#4 To answer the questions above, you need to know that  what you think regarding charities may be wrong.  Very Wrong.  It is not just about the percentage that goes to program costs that really matter.
 
2014-04-01 12:39:54 PM  
The farmers did this back in the 70's to protest something.
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http://www.nebraskastudies.org/1000/frameset_reset.html?http://www.n eb raskastudies.org/1000/stories/1001_0102.html

Interesting read and includes police scooters being rammed.  Ah, those were the days.

And I was in the FFA in the 70's.  Chapter Vice Pres.  Just a bullet away from the presidency. And boy, could he dodge bullets.
 
2014-04-01 12:58:27 PM  
Sounds pretty friggin stupid to me.
 
2014-04-01 01:00:16 PM  

KidneyStone: If you ever looked at WW's financials you'd never donate a dime to them. Very little goes to actual wounded warriors.


I thought his had been debunked ad nauseam here.
 
2014-04-01 01:00:17 PM  

KidneyStone: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/12/08/wounded-warriors-project-a-l eg al-scam/


You may also note how this journalist treats a vet (Rakkasan187) in the comment section of that article.  From the obvious vitriol that he has in the comment section, it looks like this author is carrying a vendetta against WW.
 
2014-04-01 01:07:17 PM  

tripleseven: I thought his had been debunked ad nauseam here.


Yeah, it looks like this is actually a smear campaign by Alex Graham
 
2014-04-01 03:58:57 PM  
Sounds cool, but I would probably get bored of it after awhile. My bum would be sore from sitting all that time.
 
2014-04-01 04:14:07 PM  

KidneyStone: HeadLever: KidneyStone: Very little goes to actual wounded warriors

Almost 60% of their budget, compared to 5.6% in administrative costs (according to Charity Navigator) That does not seem too bad on this size of organization.

If only that were true.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/12/08/wounded-warriors-project-a-l eg al-scam/

I did note the pie chart percentages which you mention (Administrative Expense: 4.4%, Fundraising Exp.: 12.8%). Based on the WWP Form 990, these figures are misleading. Total 2011 revenues were $154.9 MM with total fundraising expenses of $20.5MM and total administrative expenses, including outsourced services, of $95.5MM. Note that the total administrative expense includes fund raising. Therefore, as a percentage of total revenue, administrative expenses amount to 61.63%, including fundraising expenses of 13.2%. This equates to 38.36% of revenues available to benefit wounded warriors.

You can donate to the American Legion's Comfort Warrior Project where 100% goes to wounded troops.  All of it.  Every single penny.

http://www.legion.org/troops/operationcomfort


Woah, wait a minute. We contract hit men to murder people for us, offering them compensation for various job hazards involved with, you know, killing people. And then in ADDITION to what they already get, people feel the need to give the mercenaries even more money if they fail to perform their contracts properly? Where's the logic in that?
 
2014-04-01 06:41:14 PM  
I already have. 30-something years ago.
 
2014-04-01 06:48:13 PM  

croesius: Ya know why John Deeres are green? So they can hide in the grass when an International rolls by.


It's 'cause they're not ripe yet.

/Persian Orange FTW
 
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