Military Times: Overlooked in the Wounded Warrior Project scandal: families who rely on its handouts

Thanks to Leo Shane III of Military Times for spending a lot of time talking to us and to wounded warriors and their families about how much the benefit from WWP. Here are a couple of excerpts.

While most of the group's damage control has happened behind the scenes, the group's strongest public advocate has been Nardizzi, who spent eight years running Wounded Warrior Project before his abrupt dismissal.

“If a warrior is reaching out to get help, there is no better place for them to get help than Wounded Warrior Project,” he said. “My personal situation is irrelevant. ... And I’d refer donors there too. If you are a donor, and you really want to make an impact in a wounded warrior’s life, there’s no better place you could put your dollar.”

About this Blog

This blog was created by Steven Nardizzi, former CEO of Wounded Warrior Project and Al Giordano, former COO. On March 10, 2016, we were fired by the board of the WWP in the wake of media reports about wasteful spending at the charity we had led for eight years. In the same press release announcing our firings, the Board of WWP issued findings of an independent investigation disproving the allegations contained in those media reports. Nevertheless, the media's false reporting has taken hold and and we are forced to defend ourselves and the wonderful organization and people that has done so much help our wounded veterans.

© 2016 by Steven Nardizzi and Al Giordano