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AMVETS National Service Foundation

Rating: 3 stars   12 reviews 1,357

Address:

4647 Forbes Boulevard Lanham MD 20706 USA

Mission:

AMVETS National Service Foundation provides direct support to Veterans and their Family through service programs as well as providing community and youth-oriented programs designed to promote unity and patriotism. It counsels and represents Veterans and their dependents before the Veterans Administration without charge.

Target demographics:

American Veterans

Geographic areas served:

United States

Programs:

Veterans Service Officers, VAVS, Memorial Carillons, Healing Heroes, Scholarships, Americanism Programs

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800-810-7148
www.amvetsnsf.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have been donating for over 15 years to AMVETS National Service Foundation,
(EIN# 52-0970963) a National 501(C)3. I have researched this organization in depth and it does not solicit via telephone for cash donations, you can call them at 800-810-7148. The Staff is great to talk with as well. Please also review the various Veterans Programs at www.amvetsnsf.org
A few of their most prominent Programs are:

• Americanism Program
• National Service Officer Program
• Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS)
• National Carillon Program
• National Scholarship Program
• Healing Heroes Program
• Thrift Stores

This Charity is rated independently by numerous Charity Evaluators and I have added the photos of each organization below which I found AMVETS National Service Foundation is currently rated by. There is more besides this website and those I have found which shows they are open and transparent in their dealings with the public. Another huge plus is AMVETS National Service Foundation is a Four Star Charity with Charity Navigator! Top of the Charity Ratings!

This is a great Veteran Service Organization serving our Veterans everyday!
Great Job and keep up the effort.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have been receiving mailed donation requests from AMVETS National Service Foundation for over 40 years. I always donate because I know they support a great Service Officer Corp., supports Veterans Affairs Volunteers for the local V.A., Flag/Americanism program and Thrift Stores. All these Programs do a great service to our veterans. AMVETS National Service Foundation also has another great program, called Healing Hero's, where families of wounded veterans can get help with families spending time with the injured veteran, at no cost to the family. AMVETS National Service Foundation is a very worthy charity.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful


AMVETS National Service Foundation a National 501(C)3 does not solicit and has not ever solicited via telephone for cash donations. We only send solicitations via United States Postal System mail for cash donations. Please review the Veterans Programs at www.amvetsnsf.org
A few of our Programs are:

· Americanism Program
· National Service Officer Program
· Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS)
· National Carillon Program
· National Scholarship Program
· Healing Heroes Program
· Thrift Stores

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I donate to this organization on a regular basis. (clothing and household items) They run very good clean thrift stores and everyone is always very pleasant. You can tell the volunteers are appreciated and are very proud of what they do. I am always thanked for supporting the Veterans and it is nice to be reminded that this is more than just another retail store. I come from a family of Veterans and proudly support the cause. Keep up the great work!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've had good experiences with the AMVETS NSF Task Force DVD program and Service Officers. I know they also do scholarships as well. The program as a whole seems dedicated to helping veterans, their families, and communities, especially through the local posts and sponsored veterans programs.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I am the wife of a 100 percent Vietnam veteran. I received a letter through the mail telling us they would be in our neighborhood on the 26th of sept. I called them and told them we had ten or eleven bags of clothing to donate, some of which had never been worn. They said they would pick them up on the 26th between 8am and dark. They did not come so I called the local number on the letter. The lady said I needed to call the national number because they could contact the trucks by radio when she could not. She was only there to answer the phone. I called the national number and got no answer. This was on Saturday. I knew they would not be there on Sunday so I called again on Monday. They said they would be there on Tuesday. They did not come. I called again on Wednesday and told them they must not need my donations since they didn't come to get them and if they didn't come by Thursday I would donate them to someone else. They didn't come. My husband was very irritated and called the local office to complain. He told them he was a vet and wanted to help the vets whenever he could. The lady said they could pick it up on Monday October 6th. My husband told her he was not leaving it our porch for another weekend and he would never call them to donate again. After reading the other reviews(which I should have done before calling them) I have come to the conclusion that they don't want to fool with material donations,only money donations. What a shame !!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I am wondering if people have been confusing th American Veterans Support Foundation, which has a pushy phone driven method of contact, with the American Veterans national Service Foundation, which only communicates by mail. The similarity of their names is confusing, but the first is a group that seems to have a poor reputation and the second has an excellent reputation for doing good.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Every year, I get a call from AMVETS asking for donations so they can help American Veterans. Well, I am an American Veteran - a disabled vet at that. Many of the people I socialize with are also disabled vets - some as high as 80% disabled. Yet none of us have ever been contacted by AMVETS asking how AMVETS could help. All we get is, "Thanks for your service. Would you like to donate $50 or $100." And even after saying I am unable to give, I still get the "pledge card" in the mail: me: "I'm sorry, but right now I can't afford to make a donation." Them: "Well, I'll put you down for a $20 pledge then." It's curious - I've identified myself as a disabled vet in financial need, but still no call from AMVETS asking how they can help me. Only calls asking for donations (every year for the past 4 years)... I think my donation will go further if sent directly to the Department of Veteran's Affairs, who bend over backwards to help me and other disabled vets; or to the USO.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I just got a call (caller ID blocked) from someone claiming to be from Am Vets Post 495, soliciting for donations (cash or check only) for Thanksgiving care packages to be sent to troops in Afghanistan. I explained that I never donate in response to telephone solicitations, but I'd look at their web site. They reluctantly gave me a url to visit (which didn't work). When I asked for a number to call, they said, "I'll call you back." I wouldn't mind at all donating for Thanksgiving care packages for troops in Afghanistan, but not through this organization.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I was surprised to see that the organization claims they do not make phone call solicitations. That is how I have been solicited every year. The pledge order I received in the mail today even has my phone number on it. The caller was very insistent and would not take no for an answer. He insisted I had given in previous years when I had not. I will donate to another organization but not AmVets

Was your donation impactful?

Unsure

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Unlikely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Unlikely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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