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Foundation For American Veterans

Rating: 1.17 stars   24 reviews 7,218

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Veterans

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W Bloomfield MI USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

33 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...

 
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34 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

 
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62 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.

http://www.military-money-matters.com/foundation-for-american-veterans.html#axzz3e0TtAUm4

 
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102 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.

 
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128 people found this review helpful

A representative called @ 9:00 P M CST on Saturday night asking with a usual presentation of how they help veterans and requested that Maybe I could step up the donation to $50 or $75.00? Asked well how much did I give Iast year? He said he did not have that information, but maybe I could give $30.00? I said I would look it up as we give to numerous veterans organizations since I am retired Air Force, he said he would call back and abruptly hung up. Had no intention as I could tell this is a scam. Trust the organization you give to, ie Wounded Warriors project, etc

 
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139 people found this review helpful

When these guys called they asked to speak to my wife. I saw on my phone it was from some vet foundation. i told them I was a vet and they should speak to me. They hung up. Then they called the next day and again asked to speak to my wife. I told my wife that they hung up on me the day before and to tell the them to F off. She told them in a more lady like way not to call us. they called the next day and spoke to me. I told them to not to call. they called the next day, and they keep calling every day. today I googled who they are, found out they are a scam. I am searching for legal action I can take. They are harrassing me and now I see they do this to a lot of other people. I'll do a little more searching on what legal action I can take to sue them.

 
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146 people found this review helpful

This organization is a total scam...NEVER DONATE!. Check the other reviews. In addition one of their fundraisers allowed our credit card to be copied and used. Beware.

 
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161 people found this review helpful

I just received a call from 845 228-8345 Found Amer Vets. The first words I heard were "well, you're harder to get ahold of than a..." and I don't remember the rest because I was just so taken aback! When the guy started with his speel about donating, I told him that I donate monthly to Wounded Warriors and USO, and he replies "yes, that's great, but you haven't donated to US!" So, I played along, verified my name and address, but refused to make a donation over the phone and told them to mail me their material. Needless to say, I WON'T be sending them a dime now that I've read all the other comments here (I always check with Charity Navigator when I come across a new solicitor). There are so many worthwhile organizations to donate to; it's a real shame that husksters like this exist.

 
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123 people found this review helpful

Just received a call from 214-390-3012, the person identifying himself with his name and that he's calling on behalf of an agency working with the Foundation for American Veterans. Naturally expecting a healthy donation from me. I told him that I receive 4 to 5 of these calls every day and before I donate anything I check out the organization/charity/etc. on Guidestar or Charity Navigator and then make a determination to donate or not. His whole tone changed and within seconds terminated the call. Really, these calls are such a nuisance and I generally do not even answer the phone.

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

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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103 people found this review helpful

I have been recieving numerous Nuisance & now harassing calls from this Foundation for American Vets organization from # 785-542-9517 .On the very 1st.call from these annoying people on 7/7/14 I told them to not call me anymore,to take my phone number OFF their calling list,that I cannot donate anything because I myself am on social security disability & need money for myself to live since I don't get very much on my disablity to begin with.It was like I was talking to a fricking wall,I have had 7 more calls from these irratating jerks.This last time I called them back & told them that I have again & again ask that they remove my phone number from their calling lists & stop harassing me & if they do not remove my phone number per this 8th request that I will be contacting my lawyer & sue them for phone harassment & they will also be paying my attorney his fees & any court costs.Hope these jerks listen this time.I am done with them bothering me daily up to 3 times a day now since I did request on their 1st.call to me for them to remove my phone from their calling lists.That is nothing but Harassment.Thats no way to run an organization that want people to donate to their cause.If they think that continuing to call folks that have no money to donate & harass them after their repeated request to be removed from thier call lists,then we people getting harassed by these jerks that won't take no for an answer,need to sue them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If the caller from this organization is told to stop calling & to remove a partys phone number from their call lists,then they need to do so.not continue to bother the party further like they are doing to me & my husband he has also demanded they remove our phone number from their calling list.

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?

2014

 
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