COALITION TO SALUTE AMERICAS HEROES
September 2, 2012
I have just received at least my fifth request for a donation from this charity, mailed under the aegis of Maj. Gen. John K. Singlaub, and including as usual a $1 bill. I have repeatedly asked them to remove my name from their mailing list, to no avail. I am a relatively low-income retiree, have been giving more than I can afford to worthy causes for years, and simply cannot afford to add yet another. I also object strongly to the dollar bill inclusion as a blatant use of "moral force" to try to coerce a reply, return of their cash plus a healthy contribution! I would add that I'm concerned they may be taking in an undue amount of money because they are playing on the public's sympathy for veterans, and this is a powerful draw.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
repeated and unwanted mailings requesting donations, with no response to my requests to take me off their mailing list. Having just checked your lower-third rating I'm beginning to consider them as pretty close to a scam.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
eliminate it or see that at least 75% of their intake goes directly to the veterans they claim to serve. I would also want them to stop sending cash with their fund requests.
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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
How did you learn about this organization?
unsolicited direct mailing
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