The following is an excerpt from a story written by Springfield News-Leader.
Two Springfield-based charities have earned top ratings by Charity Navigator, which bills itself as the nation’s largest independent charity evaluator.
Ozarks Food Harvest and Convoy of Hope both received four stars, the watchdog organization’s highest score.
Jeff Nene, national spokesman for Convoy of Hope, praised the organization’s high standards.
“Charity Navigator has changed and tightened up their standards in a good way through the years,” said Nene. “I think they are looking at all the right things: financial transparency, financial integrity and the big thing — that you do what you say you are going to do.”
Nene said 2015 was the 12th consecutive year Convoy of Hope earned four stars from Charity Navigator. Convoy of Hope has not yet been evaluated in 2016.
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