Skip to comments.Wounded Warrior redux: WWP now ‘Clarifying our approach’
Posted on 11/16/2012 5:59:43 AM PST by facedown
Some may call it a scramble for damage control, others may portray it as a clarification of what became a massive misunderstanding, but whatever it is, there now appears to be an attempt by the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to apply a bandage to a gaping political wound that opened up yesterday across various gun rights forums.
UPDATE: Examiner learned Thursday afternoon that WWP CEO Steven Nardizzi will appear as a guest on Gun Talk this Sunday. Gun Talk Radio airs live on Sundays from 2-5 p.m. Eastern.
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What bothers me is that wounded veterans seem to have become a "product" requiring "branding". I understand that every organization needs to be mindful of marketing and PR but this seems to be taking it a bit too far.
It is more a business than a charity.
Non profit’s like WWP are a product.
I am very careful about what I give to, and while I think that WWP is a decent charity, I will not give to a group that does that type of branding. I have friends who work in the non profit industry, and lets just say it is not pretty.
I was approached by WW a few years ago to sponsor hunts for wounded vets. The first one went fine or at least I thought it did until I found out that the vets I took hunting were actually WW reps. Now I do my vet hunts solely on my own.
I’ve read elsewhere that Thunder Ranch has also withdrawn their support.
I’m worried about WW’s pushing of PTSD and the relation of “mental illness” to some states’ gun laws.
There is a stigma in the civilian world against vets that makes it harder for them to find employment. The vast majority of our servicemen and women are honorable, organized, disciplined, hard-working people, but the media has convinced the public that they’re ‘broken’.
WWP is now encouraging this stereotype. By linking vets with the idea of the suicidal alcoholic, they are going to make it even more difficult for our guys to be accepted by civilians.
That’s why my husband and I are putting an end to our monthly donation this month. We’ll find another charity to give our money to.
Didn’t know about that, I’ll have to do some research. I have a vet friend who is hesitant to seek help because possibility of losing his rights.
The wwp is almost as bad as the red cross when it comes to scamming. Looking at their last form 990, they took in 123 million in contributions, spent 108 million in expenses.
Their CEO banked 320K and they spent 14 million on fundraising.
If someone passed a collection plate for wwp, I wouldnt piss in it.