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Vets' Charites

tapwatertapwater Member Posts: 11,162
edited July 2018 in US Military Veteran Forum
..Hi folks. I come here from the GD forum to ask those who
might know about Vets' organizations. I was a bit young for
Vietnam, graduating HS in '74. I gift money to some outfits
but really don't know who's legit and actually using the
money to help.
..I always gave to Wounded Warriors until the scandal but now
I don't know. USO, VFW and others are sure bets. Recently, I got
the usual "free gifts" from Disabled Veterans National Foundation. Anyone know about them? Any other guidance from you folks on the
subject would be appreciated, as I appreciate you....Thanks...tap

Comments

  • 11b6r11b6r Member Posts: 16,725
    edited November -1
    Charity Navigator is your friend. THAT group spends 3 times as much money for fundraising as they spend on vets.

    https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=13131


    There are a lot of scumbag groups that pick a name that is REAL close to a legit organization- be careful- and I would check any of them thru Charity Navigator.

    If you would like a personal reccomendation, Fisher House. They are one of the 10 best charities in the US. They provide group living/ meals for families of vets staying at their places at military hospitals around the country. You can also donate frquent flyer miles to Fisher House.
  • tapwatertapwater Member Posts: 11,162
    edited November -1
    ..I asked over in GD but didn't see the Charity Navigator
    mentioned. Fisher House was brought up more than once. Thanks
    for the link to the navigator. Real handy site.
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