I have supported the Wounded Warrior Project with money when I could, time when I had some, and by word of mouth for a couple of years.
Today I learn that might not have been my best idea.
I am a gun person. The majority of my friends are gun people. While I may not agree with them a lot of the time, I support the NRA, GOA, LEAA and other gun-rights organisations.
Apparently this gets me cross-threaded with the Wounded Warrior Project.
The following link leads to an e-mail exchange between Tom Gresham of Gun Talk Radio and the PR Director over at WWP.
Just in case someone was playing a nasty joke on me, I popped over to the ‘Additional Opportunities‘ page at www.woundedwarriorproject.org and looked for the quote cited in the e-mail exchange linked above.
Yep. I do quote from that page:
“WWP does not co-brand, create cause marketing campaigns or receive a percentage or a portion of proceeds from companies in which the product or message is sexual, political or religious in nature, or from alcohol or firearms companies.“
Highlighting is mine.
I am a “firearms person” and I have done what I could for that charity. I know of several “firearms companies” who have gone above and beyond for wounded veterans and the charities that support them, up to and including the Wounded Warrior Project.
This is one hell of a spit in the eye of those in the “firearms business” who have gone out of their way to support this Nation’s wounded heroes. All righty then. Doom on the Wounded Warrior Project.
Other folks have recommended Soldiers’ Angels, and they haven’t shown any sign — so far — of biting the hands that feed them, so they’ll be getting my hard-earned dosh and time from here on out; and nothing but the back of my hand for the Wounded Warrior Project.