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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-13-07 06:03 PM
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These veterans charities flunked - 8 veterans charities received F grades- Wounded Warrior Project??
Edited on Thu Dec-13-07 06:08 PM by Breeze54
:grr:

One of them.... American Veterans Relief Foundation KEPT ALL THE DONATIONS!!!! :grr:

These veterans charities flunked

http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/consumersmarts/archi...

Eight veterans charities received F grades in the latest report from the American Institute of Philanthropy, a national charity watchdog group.

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


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Those Mutha focker greedy selfish underhanded lowlife shitstain RW criminals!!!

United Spinal Association/Wounded Warrior Project, AMVETS National Service Foundation, Paralyzed Veterans of America ??? :grr: ??

:wtf: AMVETS?? I'm a member!!! I'm soooo pissed off!! Where is all the money I donated??


:argh:


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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-13-07 06:14 PM
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1. *sigh*
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.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-13-07 06:21 PM
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2. Well; I didn't see your "warning" but this is an outrage!!
I didn't donate that much money but I am a member and when I go there I throw $$ in the 'pot' on the bar.

I pay yearly dues but it's only $20.00 a year to cover registration and a new key for entry into the club.

They did send my son a care package a month, every month, for 13 months so I don't understand how they get a D rating. :grr:
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-13-07 06:35 PM
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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.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-13-07 06:45 PM
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5. Well, I also sent stuff and so did his Dad but maybe this is about the National
organization and not the local. I'm just a member of a local Amvets. A small building
with one large function room they rent out sometimes and a bar and pool room...

This must have to do with the National Hdqrs.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-13-07 06:56 PM
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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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I work for workers Donating Member (551 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-13-07 06:42 PM
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4. Shameful, but at least this will help people to decide which charities will use the money the best.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-13-07 06:49 PM
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6. Scammin' low lifes.
Lower than whale shit.

Throw 'em all in jail for all I care.
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