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Old 05-23-2012, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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I was dishearted and appalled when I read this. So sad.

Lawmakers to investigate disabled veterans charity - CNN.com

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..snipped...Two-thirds of the more than 30 veterans charities rated by CharityWatch were given a "D" or "F" grade based on the amount they spend on fundraising compared with actual donations, according to CharityWatch President Daniel Borochoff....snipped...
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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My VFW post 'spends' the bare minimum that it can. National requires that each post must purchase one box of 'buddy poppies' each year.

We give them out for free, most people give us a donation when they get a poppy.

I think we spend around $10/year for them. It is not much, and we have boxes left over from previous years.

I do not have any hard numbers to support this, it seems like for every $1 we spend on fundraising we tend to receive between $50 and $100.

I have been a member of my VFW post' buddy poppy program for about six years.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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The BVA (blind veterans association) is run by blind veterans, for blind veterans. This group has been a huge advocate for veterans benefits and services that impact ALL vets, not just blind veterans.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Hawaii/Alabama
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The BVA (blind veterans association) is run by blind veterans, for blind veterans. This group has been a huge advocate for veterans benefits and services that impact ALL vets, not just blind veterans.
I am a member of the BVA and they have been incredible with support and education for blind Vets; I am very lucky to be a member.
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