Wounded Warriors

Top Charities Give Larger Portions to Services than WWP

Participants in a 5K run at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan received Wounded Warrior Project teeshirts after making donations to the group. (US Army photo/Candice Funchess)

What is an extra $75 million to help wounded troops and veterans? That is how much more money the Wounded Warrior Project could have spent on direct aid in 2014, if it managed its donations like other top-rated military charities. But as others strove to spend most of every dollar on people in need, the nonprofit group instead pumped one-third... more

Wounded Warrior Project Denies Claims of Waste, Lavish Spending

A Wounded Warrior Project flag is hoisted on a bicycle during a 25-mile soldier ride in Germany on Aug. 3, 2012. Brooks Fletcher/U.S. Army

WASHINGTON -- Under fire for questionable use of donations, the Wounded Warrior Project on Wednesday denied allegations that it spends too little on injured troops while paying for resorts, parties and alcohol. In its most recent tax filing, the group far outpaced other charities in fundraising in 2014. It spent a whopping $149 million on direc... more

Army Ranger Recovering from Wounds in Afghanistan Attack

The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, seen from the air, with Wisconsin Avenue in front, shows the original tower that Franklin Delano Roosevelt designed. (U.S. Army photo)

Shot four times in an Afghanistan firefight, Army Ranger Sgt. Oliver Campbell repeated to himself a phrase he'd just heard watching Leonardo DiCaprio's new survivalist flick. "Keep breathing," Campbell told himself, repeating a recurring line from DiCaprio's "The Revenant." The mantra was a small thing Campbell could do for himself while he aw... more

Wounded Warrior Project Accused of Wasting Donor Money

(Photo: U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth.)

The charity for wounded veterans, the Wounded Warrior Project, is facing accusations of using donor money toward excessive spending on conferences and parties instead of on recovery programs, according to a CBS News report. Army Staff Sergeant Erick Millette, who returned from Iraq in 2006 with a bronze star and a purple heart, told CBS News he... more

Project HERO's Ride 2 Recovery

The Ride to Recovery Program, started in 2008, saves lives through cycling by restoring hope and purpose. The organization's Project HERO (Healing Exercise Rehabilitation Opportunity) provides training and support for community based programs. Begun in November 2010 at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, Project HERO has proven the effectiveness of g... more

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