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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

January 26, 2011

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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.

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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

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Attend a Stand Down or other Event to assist homeless Veterans. You could do a out reach event at one of our fund raising drives. You could host a fund raising dinner or luncheon to raise funds and awareness. Volunteer