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Oklahoma City charity sees record donations

BY NOLAN CLAY Modified: April 28, 2010 at 4:21 pm •  Published: April 25, 2010
arity officials have since decided not to use lobbyists.

More than half the donations to the charity were drugs and medical supplies. The charity valued those donations at $713,429,225.

The charity provided almost $1.136 billion in assistance to others during the fiscal year. The charity said since its founding it "has reached out to help those in need” in the United States and 119 countries around the globe.

The charity revealed it filed complaints with "federal and state authorities” that its facility in Elkhart, Ind., was stripped of at least $3 million worth of valuables. The charity in court papers has blamed Larry Jones’ son and a management company for the loss. It said Jones put his son, Allen Jones, in charge there without the knowledge of the charity’s board. Larry Jones said, "I didn’t do it. My son didn’t do it. I fired the person who did.”