A Walt Disney World Resort vacation stands out among a list of purchases made using funds stolen from a charity amounting to $200,000.
According to dailyvoice.com, The National Police Relief Association, a Jersey-Shore-based charity dedicated to helping the families of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty, received $2.5 million in contributions between 2014 and 2019. In that same amount of time, board members–primarily NPRA Vice-President Frank John and his wife, NPRA Secretary Antoinette John of Brick Township, and its deceased former president, Michael Davis–utilized and pocketed more than $200,000 while families in need reportedly received only $14,000.
“This amount includes over $7,000 for a weeklong Walt Disney World trip for multiple board members and their adult family members,” said New Jersey Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck, reporting on nearly $25,000 being spent on “personal dining, automobile expenses and leisure travel for board members.”
“It’s disgusting that people would raise money for fallen and injured law enforcement officers only to misuse it on themselves,” Bruck said.
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It should be noted that Walt Disney World and Disney World trips are normally positively associated with charities. Last week, Disney Fanatic shared the heart-warming story of professional soccer players providing the pivotal donations that will allow a little girl battling leukemia to have her dream Disney World vacation. Disney’s mega-resort and its Cast Members also contribute to charity on multiple levels. It kicked off its 50th Anniversary Celebration by donating $3 million to several non-profit organizations in Central Florida, and Disney makes annual toy drives for Toys for Tots to name a few examples.
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Disney is set to celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Disney Dreamers Academy, a mentorship program created to “nurture, foster and develop the career aspirations of hundreds and hundreds of teens around the country, particularly Black students and those in underrepresented communities.” Click the link below to read more about that.
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