Saturday, March 19, 2016

Senator Grassley Wants Data on Wounded Warrior Project Spending

Senator Wants Data on Wounded Warrior Project, a Charity Under Fire
New York Times
By Dave Phillips
March18, 2016

“Significant questions remain as to whether or not WWP is properly performing its side of the bargain for veterans and taxpayers alike,” the letter said.

Senator Charles E. Grassley, an Iowa Republican, on Capitol Hill last week. 
Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times
A week after the top executives of the Wounded Warrior Project were fired amid accusations of lavish spending, an influential senator on a committee that oversees nonprofit organizations is asking for a detailed accounting by the country’s largest veterans’ charity.

In a letter Friday to the Wounded Warrior Project, Senator Charles E. Grassley, an Iowa Republican who sits on the Finance Committee, said that recent news media reports had raised questions about the charity’s treatment of employees and its spending. An article in The New York Times described the charity’s work environment as hostile and detailed lavish spending that included millions on staff retreats, food and drinks. “If true, these allegations are a breach of faith with donors, taxpayers, and, more importantly, veterans,” the letter said.
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