The Health Wagon Achieves Accreditation from BBB Wise Giving Alliance

News Release from the Health Wagon, Oct. 22, 2018…

By meeting key standards of board oversight, finances, results reporting and fundraising appeals, the Health Wagon achieved accreditation by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. This accreditation signifies that the Health Wagon is deserving of donor trust, as they are a well-run nonprofit organization.

“I am so proud to let our donors and stakeholders know the Health Wagon has achieved accreditation from BBB Wise Giving Alliance. This was a very rigorous process but an important process to earn public trust in the nonprofit sector. We are committed to excellence in leadership, sound governance and financial transparency as it relates to mission-driven work at the Health Wagon,” said Dr. Teresa Tyson, Executive Director.

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is the nation’s only comprehensive charity evaluator, assisting donors in making sound giving decisions. Donors know they can trust a charity if it is accredited by the BBB WGA. Their broad standards go beyond what the law requires and dives deeper than other charity monitoring organizations. Each BBB WGA charity report process involves a rigorous review using 20 holistic BBB Charity Standards, interaction with charity officials about corrective actions needed to address deficiencies, and quality control measures to assure report accuracy. Thousands of charities have reports available to the public at

“The public can be assured that every charity evaluation is completed with careful, objective analysis of charity information,” said Art Taylor, President and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, “By achieving accreditation, the Health Wagon has earned public trust having demonstrated its commitment to sound governance, transparency and achieving its mission.”

About the Health Wagon…

The Health Wagon is a nurse practitioner managed clinic that has been in existence for over thirty years, providing free health care in Lee, Scott, Wise, Dickenson, Buchanan and Russell Counties and Norton City. For more information about the Health Wagon, please call 276-328-8850 or visit To reach Dr. Teresa Tyson Gardner, call 276-337-6848. If you would like to donate to the Health Wagon (501c3 nonprofit), please visit:

About BBB Wise Giving Alliance…

BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is a standards-based charity evaluator that seeks to verify the trustworthiness of nationally-soliciting charities by completing rigorous evaluations based on 20 holistic standards that address charity governance, effectiveness reporting, finances, fund raising, appeal accuracy, and other issues. National charity reports are produced by the BBB WGA and local charity reports are produced by local Better Business Bureaus – all reports are available at






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