Charity Fake News
From WOWKTV.COM news:
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – The 2016 West Virginia floods took a heavy toll in Greenbrier County, including the famed Greenbrier Resort which had been gearing to host its annual PGA golf tournament. So Greenbrier owner and then-candidate for Governor Jim Justice launched a new charity.
“You know we formed ‘Neighbors Loving Neighbors’ and they gave away millions of dollars…. You know I have 3 or 4 people different people in my organization that were just taking the monies in, and distributing the monies out,” said Gov. Jim Justice, (R) West Virginia.
But that charity – and whether it really, legally exists – is one reason why the U.S. Department of Justice has subpoened Governor Justice, his children and various current and former Greenbrier executives, along with hundreds of documents.
Whether tying themselves to a prominent cause or preying on compassion related to a natural disaster, “charity” fakes are a year-round plague. And “charity” fakers do double damage — they steal from you and they steal from those you want to help with your donated dollars.
Our own CharityCheck Directory Search for a West Virginia nonprofit with the word “Neighbors” in its name produce no results on April 22, 2019.
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