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Fear grips donors to charity

February 19, 2008
Wheeler Mission Ministries broke the unsettling news yesterday that it is laying off 13 staff and shifting its ministries for youth and families to another charity in order to minimize an anticipated operating deficit.

Why? Donors are worried about the economy, a veteran Wheeler fund raiser said. Layered on top of recession jitters is the concern normally experienced during presidential election years.

What do you think? Are you giving less to charities?
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