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November 13, 2012
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November 13, 2012
7 people found this review helpful

The underlying issue with fraudulent charities is that 1. They are easy to set up and cheap, around $300 to make it legal. 2. The law has no minimum requirement as for how much $$ they have to give to their cause. Due to the prior 2 reasons it has be become a large systemic scam used for more than simply getting money on false pretenses.

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2012

May 31, 2012
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May 31, 2012
6 people found this review helpful

My wife has been sending DVNF $25.00 each month for 1 1/2 years, but earlier this month when we saw the CNN piece on DVNF, that has stopped. My wife is very upset about this as she has been very supportive of Veterans Charities for about 25 years. We are now checking into the background of three other charities for veterans to see if they are worthy of our donations.

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2012

May 11, 2012
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Review from Guidestar
May 11, 2012
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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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2012

May 8, 2012
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May 8, 2012
5 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

December 11, 2011
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Review from Guidestar
December 11, 2011
3 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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A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

May 9, 2011
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Review from Guidestar
May 9, 2011
6 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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Look at the reason for the disproportion between the money used for administration and that which directly benefits the veterans.

May 2, 2011
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Review from Guidestar
May 2, 2011
7 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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Do more research on ways to raise funds. reduce costs for maillngs. think "green".

July 28, 2009
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July 28, 2009
14 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

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