Foundation For American Veterans
Rating: 1.13 stars 30 30 reviews 10,107
W Bloomfield MI USA
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35 people found this review helpful
This charity is very bad! they call and are pretty persistant with my husband. My husband told them he is on a fixed income and a senior citizen. They wanted my husbands credit card number and he would not give it to them. Then they asked for his bank account info. my husband refused. they are calling again I answered the telephone they got all friendly on the phone with me and asked for my husband by name. I said he was not available they dide not leave message. then they called back 3 hours later. My husband did not answer the phone. I then today put a block on the phone number. If you have internet service and phone number combined ask your carrier if you have calling blocking. If you do all you have to do is type in the number you want to have blocked. Once that is done if this charity calls again they will get a message saying that you are not accepting phone calls from them at this time. Keep that number in your list and they will keep getting that message and they eventually will give up calling you and bothering you.
23 people found this review helpful
214-390-3012 - Stop calling me!!!!!!!!!!!
These people need to be prosecuted for harassment
36 people found this review helpful
Bad organization with only a single digit percentage amount going to Vets.
They are slick and clever, pleasant initially and irritating over time.
They won't leave you alone.
DO NOT ENCOURAGE THEM. Give to a legitimately arranged nonprofit that Benefits the VETERANS!!
If I could I would give them NEGATIVE STARS rating!
28 people found this review helpful
The number of calls that I receive from American Foundation for Veterans should be considered harassment, I would say they average 1 to 2 per day. They call from early morning to 8,51 P.M. CST as was the case last night . I had just gotten to sleep for the first time in 72hours because of illness. It is now midnight can not return to sleep. The calls are ever ending. I would not ever consider a donation to this group!
Why would you keep calling when no answer, hang up or decline to donate? Harassment!
28 people found this review helpful
Like everyone else they were very friendly and called me by my first name.Asked if I could make a small donation to the Vets and they would send me the pledge card.When I said yes I was turned over to girl who asked me for my credit card number. I told her I would check with GuideStar to verify their ratings.The phone went dead.
34 people found this review helpful
My initial contact wanted to know how much I would pledge and then they would send me the mailing. I pledged $50 and was told I would be turned over to another person to verify my address. A lady immediately asked for a credit card number. When I said I was told I would receive a mailing she begrudgingly agreed. I received the mailing and researched the organization. Due to their poor rating I decided not to honor my pledge. Since then I have received two phone calls. I got a bit irate the first time and was hung up on. On the second I was told that the person calling me was a trainee and couldn't answer my request for a tax ID number. I was turned over to a supervisor who, very angrily, gave me the number. Needless to say I am less than impressed with this foundation and feel it is doing a disservice to American Vets.
115 people found this review helpful
When asked for a donation over the phone, they asked for a credit card number. When I said I'd rather send it by mail, there was a noticeable pause, and they begrudgingly agreed. Today I received the statement, then called the Better Business Bureau, which has absolutely no record of this organization. Then I went to this review site.
Thanks SO much to those of you who were compelled to write. I have decided not to honor my pledge.
Only 8% goes to Vets? Aw, c'mon...
94 people found this review helpful
I just got out of the hospital on July 13 - this foundation called three times the first day, four times the second day - after, mind you, I promised to send them a $30 donation. They hounded me relentlessly!!!! I needed sleep and every 2 hours my friggin' phone was ringing. Not only am I NOT sending them $30 but I am also turning them into the phone company in the morning!!!!! Rating this a big fat ZERO
118 people found this review helpful
From the military money matters web page:
According to a Charity Navigator report in 2005, the Foundation for American Veterans used just 6 cents of every dollar raised for services for veterans.
For FY 2007, the Foundation for American Veterans devoted 11% of its total expenses to program services for veterans.
An article in the Portland Observer in December, 2009, indicated that FAV used 8.67 percent of funds raised for its cause, landing Foundation for American Veterans on the Oregon Attorney General's list of the 20 worst charities soliciting in the state, based on how much of its contributions actually go to the stated cause.
147 people found this review helpful
DO NOT give to this organization. I, too, was talked into giving a small amount, smaller than their first request. I told them that I am on a very fixed income and have an incurable cancer but treatable cancer that is very expensive, and if I have any money left at the end of the month I would send what I could, adding that if I didn't send any this month, I would try next month. After speaking to the first representative, I was transferred to another person, who re quested the same amount that I said I would try to send but not able to guarentee that amount this month. A few days later I received an envelope First class mail Thanking me and Thanking God for where we are because of our veterans, adding at the end Bob McDonald, National Director is praying that I fulfill my pledge. They try to guilt you into donating if you have second thoughts. After the end of the month I received a non-profit status mailing reminder. Obviously they didn't respect my willingness to send what I could when I could.