THE VETERANS SUPPORT ORGANIZATION
July 26, 2011
I have been an Area Commander with the American Legion, a member of the VFW and a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America. While Commander I came in contact with the VSO group and was very suspicious of the. I had them researched abd had the American Legion look into their finances to find that they were doing things correctly. If you look at the mission statements of the Legion, VFW, DAV and the Vietnam Veterans of America you will see that none of them show interest in our "Homeless" Veterans. The only organization that specifically targets "Homeless" veterans is the VSO. They hire "Homeless" Veterans and pay them to help and I am OK with that. Why not hire these Veterans instead of leaving them on unemployment, welfare or even leave them in the street. Someone needs to help our Veterans and they are so why would anyone object to "Homeless" veterans having an opportunity to get off the street and to get paid.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have talked to Veterans that have been hired by the VSO that were "Homeless". Maybe before you pass judgement on the group you should do the same and them decide if this group is helping Veterans.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Consider changing the uniform they wear.
Professional with expertise in this field & I help Veterans every chance that I get.