Of 21 veterans charities reviewed, the AIP gave F's to these: American Ex-Prisoners of War Service Foundation, American Veterans Relief Foundation, AMVETS National Service Foundation, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation, Help Hospitalized Veterans, NCOA National Defense Foundation and Vietnow National Headquarters.
These groups got D's: Blinded Veterans Association, Disabled American Veterans, Soldiers Angels, United Spinal Association/Wounded Warrior Project, Veterans of the Vietnam War & The Veterans Coalition, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and World War II Veterans Committee.
The Washington Post ran a story today about one of the groups, Help Hospitalized Veterans, which "reported income of $71.3 million last year and spent about one-third of that money on charitable work."
(Roger) Chapin, 75, the charity's president, received $426,434 in salary and benefits in the past fiscal year, according to a filing with the Internal Revenue Service. His wife, Elizabeth, 73, received $113,623 in salary and benefits as "newsletter editor," the Post's review of the tax filing showed.
Two groups received an A+ rating: Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and Fisher House Foundation.
Last week the state Attorney General's office reached a settlement with the Blind Children Services of Puget Sound for failing to register with the state. One of the directors of the group, Robert Shay, paid restitution in August for violating the state's charity laws when he solicited donations for another group, Veterans of Western Washington.
In April, I wrote about two veterans groups -- the American Veterans Coalition in Gig Harbor and the Vietnam Veterans of Washington of Auburn state -- that devoted less than 20 percent of its income to program services from 2003 to 2005, making them among the worst performing in this state.
Posted by Phuong Cat Le at December 13, 2007 12:20 p.m. Categories: Charities, Consumers
Those Mutha focker greedy selfish underhanded lowlife shitstain RW criminals!!!
United Spinal Association/Wounded Warrior Project, AMVETS National Service Foundation, Paralyzed Veterans of America ??? ??
AMVETS?? I'm a member!!! I'm soooo pissed off!! Where is all the money I donated??
I pointed to this kind of thing when that Noah's animal rescue story broke. I knew her buying a car was peanuts compared to what a lot of these chariteis do. And what did I get for it, shit all over, per usual.
3. They don't take in as much as big big charities
But decide they are owed as big of salaries as the big charities get. Also, there is a base of operating expenses that has to be covered, so the percentages don't work out the same. I think many of them spend too much on salaries and extravagent expenses. This is why when people point to non-profit as the way to fix health care, I hesitate. We're just a greedy damn country. I'm glad they helped your son, and there may not have been anybody else to do it if they hadn't, so that is something to consider.
7. Do you remember the Girl Scout story years ago?
When they exposed how much money their directors were making and how little went to the girls? Well I was a leader at the time and it was kind of a double-edge sword. We personally needed the money to run the troops for the year, but it was damned annoying to learn the state director was earning more than the governor! We ended up with some businesss that just wrote the troop out a check instead of buying cookies, so that was kind of an upside. It is hard to keep track of all this money and who is doing what. We could probably feed the world on what we spend on M&Ms alone.
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