Something ain’t right…
A charity which formed shortly after the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School has no idea where 70,000 of it’s dollars are.
The money was raised through marathon running and no is M.I.A simultaneously as one of the charity’s founder has pretty much fallen of the face of the Earth.
MSN News reports:
Ryan Graney, of Nashville, Tenn., said only $30,000 of the $103,000 taken in by the 26.4.26 Foundation was used for the organization’s purpose. That money was presented last January by co-founder Robbie Bruce to the nonprofit NYA, a youth sports center in Newtown, where the December 2012 shooting occurred.
Graney said Bruce was in charge of the organization’s finances but has cut off communication with her.
Bruce hasn’t returned repeated telephone messages from The Associated Press, including one left with his sister and no one answered the door at his gated complex apartment Friday afternoon.
An online biography lists Bruce, an endurance athlete, as co-founder of Nashville-based X3 Endurance, a fitness training company, which had a link to the foundation on its website. But Eddie Ferrell, another co-founder of that company, said it ended its relationship with Bruce almost a year ago and his whereabouts are unknown.
And there’s proof of suspicious behavior from Bruce. Graney said she noticed something wasn’t right last spring, when she discovered suspicious charges to the foundation’s PayPal account.
“I saw there was $1,200 billed for paddle boards. I went on (Bruce’s) Instagram page, and he had posted a picture of a paddle board in the back of his truck.”
Graney said she confronted Bruce and he promised to meet her and go over the organization’s finances but never showed up and then cut off contact with her in September.
She hopes publicizing the story will get the money where it belongs.
SOURCE: MSN News