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November 17, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
November 17, 2010

My family and I were in a financial bond when our only means of transportation broke down on us. We didn't have any family memebers or friends to depend on and my wife and I were struggling to ge the kids to school and get to work. Military 1 source gave us the number to USA cares and they were able to step in right away and give us the financial assistance we needed for our auto repairs! Now our car is running and we are able to return to our normal lives. Thank you USA cares!

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auto repairs

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

tell more people that there are people out here who care and honor our heroes!

November 15, 2010

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November 15, 2010

I was going through hardship with my vehicle payments and I was referred to USA Cares.org. They assist me into getting caught up on my payments and kept my car from getting repoed. During the entire application process, they call and keep you and your creditor inform of their process on your application which gave me and the creditor some sigh of relief that matters are being taken care of.

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I personally experienced the results of bringing my account to a zero balance and was able to relaxed from the threat of my vehicle being repossessed

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I would not make any changes to this organization. Their mission was to assist myself from my financial burden and that is what I recieved in a timely manner

November 4, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
November 4, 2010

I contacted USA Cares due to finacial hardships concerning my families, only vehicle breacking down, and the continuing hardships of my wifes weekly 90 mile (roundtrip) medical appointments. Since contacting them they have assited with our growing gas cost, and had our vehicle fixed by a national brand car maintence company. Their help and concern ligitamized my concerns without belittling me as a soldeir or a human being. Thank you USA Cares we are truely greatful for your help.

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

Finacial help with gas and car repairs

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

change nothing maybe pin a medal on MS Darrika the lady that took all our information

November 3, 2010

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November 3, 2010

This is one of if not the best non-profits in the United States; designed to assist post 9-11 veterans in need. There are guidelines set but if you fall within the guidelines the service is prompt, friendly and most caring. There is no non-profit that can assist everyone but USA Cares is very professional and caring for every client. If direct assistance is not available they will attempt to find indirect assistance. Overall USA Cares is a wonderful organization.

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I am a retired veteran and have had many Soldiers refered to this organization.

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

no changes are needed

August 23, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
August 23, 2010

My son is at West Point and I wrote a song for his class called "For Freedom We Fight". Since I have been given so much, this song's profits (100%) go to USA Cares, and amazing charity that helps service men and wonmen across all military branches. Go to www.cdbaby.com and type "For Freedom We Fight". For $.99 you get a cool song and know you are supporting a worthwhile charity, our troops!!!

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visiting their office in kentucky. They are committed and passionate about helping the military.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 16, 2010

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January 16, 2010

Before making a contribution I first came to GuideStar to review the USA Cares financials. Although their website gives sketchy information about their "assistance", like running a call center to take calls from military families - I really don't see how this would differ than programs already found on military installations today. I would prefer an exact listing of the military families who actually recieved assistance with their testimony.

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none

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

close it until I actually can provide evidence of assisting families

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

nothing

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provided an exact listing of who got the assistance from this organziation. Are they Board family members? How are they chosen, what is the criteria etc...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

January 16, 2010

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January 16, 2010

Something doesn't seem right with an organization that spends 2/3rds of its money on administrative cost and overhead. When you promote to help Veterans you should help the Veterans.

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real time and something isn't right.

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I never got involved with them.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 22, 2009

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October 22, 2009

USA Cares is supposed to be empathetic towards military service members and stress causing situations. USA Cares does not understand that a veteran will tough out for prolonged periods of time and stressful situation. USA Cares criteria of time frame regarding financial assistance is not a sound guideline. If they wish to truly take a veterans life stressors in to consideration, they need to realize that life is not shaped by a cookie cutter.

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

Do not understand the lead in.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Nothing.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Professional and congenial but non-responsive to the true needs of a veteran.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Hopefully do a lot more than turn down veterans in need. The objective of being a non-profit organization is to reach out and provide to those individuals/groups that they are targeting for assistance. Holding on to money does not help.

Ways to make it better...

They actually took the time to help a veteran and if they were not, to deliver viable assistance platforms. The groups they provided to not actually help veterans.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

understanding the intricate nature and diversity of how a veteran could become intangled in financial hardship.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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