DISABLED VETERANS NATIONAL FOUNDATION

Rating: 1.24 stars   17 reviews

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Location: 13680 Milldale Rd Zachary LA 70791 USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I also have been watching Anderson Cooper's report on DVNF (Disabled Veterans National Foundation) on CNN...This appears to be a fraudulent "charity" according to the reports. They use a fundraising company I believe called Guadriga Art who charges more for the money they obtain for the so called charity than the "charity" receives...And, according also to the report, DVNF has collected some $56 million dollars and will not answer any questions as to where this money is going...how it's being used for the Vets...when questioned by a reporter the door was slammed in his face by a rather old and rude woman who heads the "charity". As the daughter of a WWII pilot who flew many missions over Europe including the bombing of the oil fields in Romania I am appalled. This "charity" should be investigated immediately. To think that our Vets who have served our country are being ripped off by DVNF makes my stomach do backflips.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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6 people found this review helpful

CNN has just aired a 2-part report suggesting fraud consisting of taking in millions of dollars for Vets and then sending Veterans organizations things they get for free and things that are not useful.

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2012

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5 people found this review helpful

This "charity" spends too much money on fund raising and related expenses. It appears that only about 16% is used for the intended purpose.

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No

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

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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9 people found this review helpful

donations to disabled vets. is used to make patriotic tote bags that are made in communist china. china then uses this money to make ak47 rifles and other weapons that are sold to enemies of the u.s.a. who use theses weapons to kill and DISABLE OUR FIGHTING MEN AND WOMEN. ASK YOUR SELF THIS QUESTION WHAT SIDE IS THE DISABLED VETERANS NATIONAL FOUNDATION REALLY ON ? look at the reviews given by other X doners. DISABLED VETERANS NATIONAL FOUNDATION IS A SLAP IN THE FACE TO EVERY VET AND CIVILIAN WHO HAS SERVED TO KEEP THIS U.S.A. FREE. i ask you to stop your donations till D.V.N.F. QUITS DOING BUSINESS WITH COUNTRYS WHO ARE TRYING TO DESTROY THE U.S.A.

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

finding out that DISABLED VETERANS NATIONAL FOUNDATION is using donations in a DISHONORABLE WAY.

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

i would fire the staff persons who voted to use a communist country to make the items that are given to the doners and hire persons who really appreciate what our disabled veterans have given to keep this country FREE.

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8 people found this review helpful

I received today a large package from this foundation. I do not want to open it and will return it, because I do not believe this is the way to make money for services.
By looking at the financials of this foundation, it turns out that only 64% of a contribution goes to services for the veterans. While I have seen even worse performances of Veterans & Military charities (Intrepid Fallen Heroes...: 20%!!!!; Home for Our Troops: 33%!!!!), it bear to say that all the charities I support are easily over 90%.
Why these horrible performances from these charities???
The only one that I support (and just reaches 90%) is the US Veterans Initiative (aka U.S. VETS).

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No experience at all.

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

Look at the reason for the disproportion between the money used for administration and that which directly benefits the veterans.

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9 people found this review helpful

They seem to waste money. Received a a 12X15" envelope containing a key chain and ball point pen. Not wise use of resources. How do they help our disabled vets?

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

Do more research on ways to raise funds. reduce costs for maillngs. think "green".

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16 people found this review helpful

"Disabled Veterans National Foundation" (1.888.782.2148) seems to spend an exorbitant amount of money on guilt-based fundraising. My elderly parents (on a fixed income) have received MANY solicitations for donations - often accompanied by "gifts" such as full-sized flags, blankets, calculators, etcetera.

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stop sending out unsolicited "guilt-gifts".

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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