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October 9, 2012

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Review from Guidestar
October 9, 2012

This is a great and growing organization. They have created 23 full time jobs around the country with 20 of them being formally unemployed Veterans. They have helped out over 500+ Veterans in just the last 3 years with everything from food, clothing, emergency heating fuel, stopping evictions and foreclosure's and so much more. Great Organization

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 5, 2012

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October 5, 2012

I know someone who does their fundraising. Taking 1/3 to 1/2 of the $$ donations for their salary qualifies this group as a scam. They even bragged how much they could take home after a gun show. This is very sad. Often they train a representative who is not bright and who actually believes that they are doing a service for the vets. Skip this group.

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

Badly

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

A little

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 22, 2012

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July 22, 2012

I meet Rick at a gun show in Texas this weekend and he was a fantastic guy. I am having a difficult time making ends meet. Rick was telling me about the efforts of Aid Our Veterans and how they could help me. Rick made a phone call and then told me he could find some part time work for me next week. It will be enough to help me make ends meet and stop my decline. Aid Our Veterans is a great organization. Here in Texas besides me they have 5 other people working. Plus they help out homeless Veterans every week with emergency food, clothing and shelter. We need a whole lot of more organizations like this. Our Veterans deserve so much more then what they receive. Thank You Aid Our Veterans and Rick.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 17, 2012

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June 17, 2012

What a Fantastic charity Aid Our Veterans is. My uncle who served in the Korean war is disabled and in need of assitance in his waning years. One of his pleasures in life is visiting gun shows on weekends so I get him together, grab his wheel chair and take him to a gun show. A few weeks back on a weekend we meet a worker from Aid Our Veterans at the gun show and my uncle talked to the gentelman about his issues with the VA, trouble getting around, and more. Within a week! Aid Our Veterans had a electric wheel chair delivered to my uncle so he can get around on his own. They are also working with the VA to get him the care he was promised. This past weekend my uncle and I went to another gun show here in central PA. We came across a lady working for Aid Our Veterans and my uncle was so overcome with absolute appreciation, he began showing off his mobility in his electric wheelchair and spent the rest of the day telling everyone at the show to support Aid Our Veterans and their mission. This is such a worthy charity with fantastic people who remember ALL our veterans, even the ones from the Korean war. Thank You Aid Our Veterans!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 14, 2011
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June 14, 2011
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Aid Our Veterans came to our rescue. As a Vietnam veteran I have been suffering from a war injury and some kind of bad infection for the past 40 plus years. Well it finally got so bad that I had to have the lower part of my left leg amputated. Aid Our Veterans has been doing all the coordination between the VA and the doctors to arrange for the hospital care and now they are working on getting me all the rehabilitation work. It is tough enough to lose a limb but to have to do all the paper work and make so many calls and fight the bureaucracy would have been to overwhelming for me. Thank you Diane for all your help. Thank you Aid Our Veterans for all your help. Sincerely, Ralph from Baltimore

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

All their personal treatment for me in helping with my healthcare, finding a place to live and get off the streets.

Ways to make it better...

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

Find a large sponsor to increase their funding so they could help so many more people in a similar situation that I am in.

March 30, 2011
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Review from Guidestar
March 30, 2011
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Aid Our Veterans approached our organization in Annapolis MD. about bringing some recovering veterans from Walter Reed to our Burning of the Socks event. At first we were skeptical but Tom assured us that the men and women from Walter Reed would be very excited and happy to attend. I volunteered to be an escort for them and am I glad I did. To see these young men and women going through their recovery, and to hear their story's Yet No regrets! Not one of them was feeling sorry for their situation nor were they looking for sympathy or a handout. Their sense of their fatalistic state and belief in their country was over whelming. Being from Annapolis I have always been so proud of our service men and women attending the U.S. Naval Academy. But after visiting with these young men and women I am now in such awe of what measures of patriotism truly exist. Thank You Tom Conlan for all you do.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In seeing the wonderful men and women of our armed services at our event.

Ways to make it better...

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

Spread the word, spread the word, spread the word. they are wonderful.

March 14, 2011
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March 14, 2011
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I'm a Army soldier who was injured in Afganistan. I'm in recovery at Walter Reed and Aid Our Veterans hosted a group of us a few weeks ago. They picked us up and took us to a Motorcycle show giving us a few hours away from the hospital. Aid Our Veterans did this for us at no charge and just let us be us. No publicity, no using us as a bunch of trained monkeys. We were allowed to just be us in the crowed just like everybody else. Two men from Aid Our Veterans spent their Friday night picking us up and taking us out to the motorcycle show, I know that they could have been doing a lot more fun things on a Friday night then driving us around, but that's what they wanted to do. Thank You, Aid our Veterans and please thank the two men who were so kind to us.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being a part of a trip to a motorcycle show.

Ways to make it better...

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

Donate to their cause. They do a great job.

January 26, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
January 26, 2011

Aid Our Veterans is a dedicated group of individuals working to help homeless and out of work Veterans. We are a Veteran led organization that has helped hundreds of Veterans over the past two years. We have provided shelter to many homeless veterans as well as providing jobs and transportation to improve their lives.



The previous post was submitted by an ex-employee who stole thousands of dollars from the non-profit and is a fugitive from the law. All the allegations are false but unfortunately this forum allows anyone to post anything with out revealing who they are or why they post such things. Reading that post it is easy to see that the person who has stole the money from the non-profit is spiteful because AOV had them arrested and pressed charges. This person was homeless and out of work at the end of summer in 2009 when AOV gave them a place to live and provided them with a job. They were associated with AOV for approximately 8 months when they were fired for stealing money. They did a little bit of volunteer work for AOV but was mostly a paid employee. After about 6 months this person became involved with drugs and criminals and participated in armed robberies and other crimes. When they stole the money AOV had to fire them and report them to the law. AOV gave this person a chance to turn their life around, helped them turn their life around and then when they made bad choices for themselves, they wanted AOV to drop the charges of stealing and let them get away with the crime. This person has not ever offered even a simple apology for their actions. It is a shame that this person who was helped so much by AOV has such venomous hatred against those who gave so much to help them out. The shame of it all is that a good and decent charity that reached out to help this person when they were in such need is now the target of their anger because they refuse to accept responsibility for themselves. However, we wish this person well and hope they get the rehabilitation they need while they are serving their prison sentence.



Sincerely,

Tom Conlan

Pres. Aid Our Veterans

http://aidourveterans.net

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Several Stand downs all around the country, I have helped homeless veterans get off the streets and into shelters, have passed out food, clothing, tents and other survival gear. We have worked with the recovering soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital taking them out to different events and giving them Hemitite Jewelry to ease their aches and pains.

Ways to make it better...

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

Find a major donor who would like to be the primary sponsor so that we could expand our work and help end the homeless problem for our Veterans

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

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

They are active in their mission from the President down to the volunteers. They do great work and it is wonderful to see the changes they make to veterans who are down on their luck.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

December 1, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
December 1, 2010

well, i used to be a volunteer for AID OUR VETERANS and im a highly mad individual, my years for working for this organization working closely with Tom Conlan the president of a.o.v. i came to investigate where does the money go? i found the answer. it ends up in Tom conlans pocket and personal bills he take most of the money raised and repairs his personal home, persona; vehicles not once has money or resources ended up helping veterans please be forewarned dont give to this group until u did ur homework.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

2010,2009,2008

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

i would shut it down have the state of maryland and the irs bring this fraudulence group to justice

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