Wednesday, November 30, 2005

WFMY News 2 Greensboro, NC-"Embezzlement Investigation Could Hurt Christmas Giving

WFMY News 2 Greensboro, NC: "Embezzlement Investigation Could Hurt Christmas Giving

Lexington, NC -- Greensboro's Habitat for Humanity took a serious financial hit when more than $200,000 went missing.

The investigation into the employee blamed for the missing money continues, and the group has yet to name that person.

Now, other non-profit leaders worry the suspicion surrounding one charity could hurt donations to all of them.

They say the case broke at a time when charitable giving is usually at its best.

The holidays remind shoppers to donate to causes that are close to their heart.

Non-profit leaders say it'll take a united effort to make sure that the charitable giving doesn't decrease this season.

Lee Jessup is the president of the United Way of Davidson County.

Jessup says even though 99.9% of charities are doing what's right the embezzlement investigation hurts all of them."

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