Do some research on the internet and you will see negative media reports and even groups of veterans who are trying to shut this fraud down.
It's a scam and McQuown is a con man.
After researching the executive director, Leonard “Mac” McQuown, it is quite obvious his intentions isn't to help veterans, but to pocket donations. Websites, blogs, and Facebook have ample warnings and documentation concerning this fraud. It's only a matter of time before he's charged with Stolen Valor. He should be in jail.
Some research to get you started:
If I could give this fraud a lower rating than one, I would. If one wants to learn about Leonard Dale "Mac" McQuown, read the comments on this article....http://www.thetowntalk.com/comments/article/20140221/NEWS01/302210028/Ex-Marine-walking-15-000-miles-behalf-homeless-veterans
The paper obviously didn't do any research before the story but the comments are telling.
2013 is coming to an end and my wife and i need to donate approx. 6300.00 to charities for tax purposes.
we do an extensive background on the organizations we intend to donate to. PROJECT FOOT claims to be a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization-I can't for the life of me find any documentation supporting Mr. Leonard Dale McQuown claim that it is.
However, my background check did reveal some troubling findings: go to STOLENVALOR.COM and read what they have on him. the heading is "Leonard Dale McQuown aka Mac McQuown USMC Embellish-er/ Scam Artist Blog of Shame" also check "pilotonline.com and the Augusta Free Press. (by the way, there may be more but i just stopped after these three revealed he may be using these funds for personal use. I hope not-I hope he can refute these claims.
Anyway, Mac, the ball is in your court..
Mr. McQuown it is not to late to contact me and show proof that these claims against you are erroneous and provide copies of your documents showing your tax exempt status and how much you have received from donors and how much you have distributed to veterans.
I saw Project Foot on Facebook and like the page because it seems like a very good cause. I have a brother-in law in the Navy and I see what my sister has to go through with him being gone months at a time. With a charity like this she can get help and support that she needs.