Comments (2) March 20, 2013
We were shocked and saddened to hear about the recent scandal involving Allied Veterans of the World and Florida’s lieutenant governor, Jennifer Carroll. It is reported that the veterans charity operated as a front for an online gambling business, with only about two percent of earnings going to veterans. Much of the earnings went to political campaigns, lobbying and expensive cars. The business operated within a loophole of Florida law, enabling the operation of online “sweepstakes cafes” as long as the proceeds are donated to charity. Arrests have now been made for money laundering and racketeering.
As reprehensible as this scandal is, the good news is that you can take a stand. Have you donated or volunteered for a nonprofit helping vets that you feel is worthy of praise? Have you seen the difference a nonprofit has made in someone’s life? Do you know of an organization helping veterans and their families? Now is the time to write a review and let everyone know about it. Former donors of Allied Veterans of the World will be looking for a new place to donate, and you can help guide them to nonprofits doing the most good for our veterans.
You can help donors make the right choice. Your story has the power to inform others to donate to the organizations truly helping veterans.