Disabled Veterans Services Inc
Rating: 1 stars 16 reviews
Issues: Human Services
Location: 364 Industrial Park Dr % Joan Shields Moneyham Mount Juuliet TN 37122 USA
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I just received a call from this organization from a southern gentleman named, "Brian." I told him that I would be more than willing to support disabled veterans, but I wanted to look up their information online first as I was already scammed by the Firefighter's Charitable Foundation. Now, in comparison, at least some of the funds donated to the Firefighter's Charitable Foundation actually do go to help victims of fires and there is a working number, but much of their donated funds are used for more fundraising and to line the pockets of the past and possibly present leaders of the organization. I found this in information at America's Worst Charities: Firefighters Charitable Foundation-www.tampabay.com
However, the Disabled Veteran's Services Inc, does not appear to be legit at all. When I told "Brian" that I was doing a quick Google search on the "organization" that he said that he was calling from, he seemed to get flustered and started repeating his prepared monologue. BEWARE this is a charity for donations to Disabled Vets that is NOT LEGIT THAT HAS A VERY SIMILAR NAME TO ONE THAT IS! DO NOT BE SCAMMED! I am happy that I decided to do the research while he was on the phone, but I am wondering how much communication these companies have with one another as mere moments after hanging up from "Brian" at Disabled Veterans Services, I received a call saying that my husband is being given $9,000 from a government grant. When I asked, the lady to verify where she was calling from, she assumed that I was my husband whose name is, "Steve", so that's not even a non-specific gender name! When I said that I was not going to send any money in order to receive money, our phone connection "mysteriously" got disconnected!
I feel that it is best to follow the mantra that my mother raised me on which is, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." I am also no longer going to accept ANY phone calls for donations unless it is a local organization with which I am already a member and can see an obvious benefit to our community through my charitable donations.