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National Veterans Services Fund
11/29/12

Posted on 11/29/2012 1:36:16 PM PST by pabianice

As a veteran I am always sympathetic to the plight of my less fortunate brothers and sisters. I have been receiving phone calls and mail from National Veterans Services Fund, asking for money. A look at Charity Navigator rates them as a total scam, keeping for themselves all the money they raise.

Has anyone here had any experience with these people, good or bad?

Thanks.


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1 posted on 11/29/2012 1:36:20 PM PST by pabianice
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To: pabianice

The Better Business Bureau has them red flagged.

http://www.bbb.org/charity-reviews/national/veterans-and-military/national-veterans-services-fund-in-darien-ct-1416


2 posted on 11/29/2012 1:47:26 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: pabianice
Has anyone here had any experience with these people, good or bad?
No I haven't, but if they're listed as a scam I'd believe it.
Actually, I question the validity of all the "non-profit" organizations that help vets. What is it that they provide that the VA doesn't?
More to the point - why does the CEO of the Wounded Warrior Project make $350K a year?
Why do the Vietnam Veterans of America still exist - and why have they NEVER required time served in Vietnam for membership?
Quite frankly, I think they all exist just to benefit themselves ... and essentially use the vets to do that.
3 posted on 11/29/2012 2:05:53 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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Check out the Silver Star Families of America. Born right here on FR. Mission is to remember, honor and assist the wounded, ill, injured and dying of our Armed Forces from all wars.

97 cents of every dollar goes where you want it to go.


4 posted on 11/29/2012 2:15:33 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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Vietnam Veterans of America is a communist front group that pushes the most extreme anti-American causes. Of course it doesn’t require members be a vet. It is all about America-hatred. Luckily, their cover was blown long ago. John Kerry was an early and current member.


5 posted on 11/29/2012 2:33:39 PM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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If you’re looking for an outstanding veterans charity, I recommend the Fisher House Foundation. The organization has built hundreds of facilities near military hospitals, allowing family members to remain near wounded warriors during their treatment. Very little overhead, and they deliver impressive results.


6 posted on 11/29/2012 3:52:53 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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Vietnam Veterans of America is a communist front group ...
I helped start my local unit in the early 80s.
I quit in less than a year after discovering there were more "wannabees" than actual VN vets.
It was ... and remains ... Stolen Valor as far as I'm concerned.
7 posted on 11/29/2012 4:44:25 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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