Skip to comments.Need Help--Best Veteran's Organizations to Donate To
Posted on 04/03/2012 9:09:24 AM PDT by WalterSkinner
Need help finding reliable Veteran's organizations who will accept automobile donations
That’s easy. Wounded Warriors
Veteran’s Guest House, Reno NV.
DO NOT donate to the Vietnam Veterans of America. They are a scam organization and most of their income goes back into fundraising and administration.
The Wounded Warrior project is the best in my opinion but I don’t know if they accept cars.
Yup, great organization. My wife and I donate to them and the USO. God Bless our vets.
I worked with a local media outlet to do an expose on their clothing drive operations. The donations went to a FOR PROFIT company and only a small percentage made it to the VVA. Out of that small percentage most of it went to fundraising and administrative costs.
Vietnam Veterans of America (Recycling Program Scam?)
Sadly, both organizations bury me in unnecessary mailers, flyers, freebies, and other stuff I don't need.
Both fine organizations.
Not too sure if WWP (Wounded Warrior Project) will take cars as a donation. However, they and Semper Fi Fund are very well-run organizations that help veterans. Semper Fi Fund is rated very highly by Charity Navigator and philanthropy reviews. Several spouses of active-duty personnel volunteer for Semper Fi Fund. Scott Martin, a Marine sergeant from Illinois who suffered a TBI (traumatic brain injury) in Iraq has been getting help from Semper Fi Fund. I treated Scott and his girlfriend to a night at the University Club of Chicago in September, 2011.
They were the first ones I thought of...
..we went with Disabled American Veterans—Dad would like that...
Hello oh8eleven, I had to respond to what you wrote concerning stolen valor. I disagree. If you consider that no one questions a WWII vet as to whether they are in fact a WWII vet having served ‘in country’ why would you question whether someone is considered a Vietnam Vet. WWII vets are labeled such whether or not they actually carried a rifle or were even overseas. Many rode desks or built ships or trained soldiers stateside yet not questioned because they served during WWII.
Same with Vietnam war — just because they weren’t ‘in country’ doesn’t mean they weren’t supporting troops who were. Your justification would eliminate 99% of the Navy and Air Force who supported but never set foot in Vietnam. Myself, I am am member of VVA but was not in Vietnam. I joined in late 72 but was not sent there towards the end. I joined to serve and go to Vietnam. Still I supported indirectly the evacuation in 75 through communications and from that period of 73 through May 75 we fully expected to be called upon to go back if needed.
I do understand the passion you have though and there are organizations who do not accept you unless you were ‘there’, i.e. VFW.