Friday, September 24, 2010

What is Bono Doing With Charity Donations to "ONE" ?

Fox news wrote a story that seemed to get little attention in the media!

Here is the story:

"Bono's anti-poverty foundation ONE is under pressure to explain its finances after it was revealed that only a small percentage of money it raises reaches the needy.

The non-profit organisation set up by the U2 frontman received almost £9.6million in donations in 2008 but handed out only £118,000 to good causes (1.2 per cent).

The figures published by the New York Post also show that £5.1million went towards paying salaries."

Bono has unquestionably done a lot for charity and people around the world and we are not questioning that. We have always covered him with the highest praise and we give him very high marks as a person and musician. But we (and everyone else) should certainly question him about this one. If it is true that Bono's charity "ONE" gave away only about a hundred and fifty thousand dollars while at the same time it paid out over 6.3 million dollars in salaries to people running it, then there is certainly something seriously wrong. This allegation by Fox needs to be investigated and answered by Bono himself. In the United States no charity would be allowed to operate in that manner without any accountability. Bono is a major public figure and when his name is used on a charity it must be operating beyond these kinds of questions and concerns. We do not yet have comment from Bono or his charity on this story and we are relying on the accuracy of the Fox News report. However if that report is correct then Bono better start watching the foxes in his chicken coup! Sphere: Related Content

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