Friday, March 11, 2016

Wounded Warriors Cleans House

Following up on last Sunday’s Doonesbury, there’s been some soul-searching and firing at Wounded Warriors Project.

The two top executives of Wounded Warrior Project were fired Thursday by the board of directors.

Americans donate hundreds of millions of dollars each year to the charity, expecting their money will help some of the 52,000 wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

But CBS News found Wounded Warrior Project spends 40 to 50 percent on overhead, including extravagant parties. Other veterans charities have overhead costs of 10 to 15 percent.

Wounded Warrior Project’s Chief Executive Officer, Steven Nardizzi, and Chief Operating Officer, Al Giordano, were fired after a meeting Thursday afternoon in New York.

Maybe now they’ll give the donations to the people who need it, not the company from China that makes the cheap blankets made by child labor.