November 24, 2012
Every year, I get a call from AMVETS asking for donations so they can help American Veterans. Well, I am an American Veteran - a disabled vet at that. Many of the people I socialize with are also disabled vets - some as high as 80% disabled. Yet none of us have ever been contacted by AMVETS asking how AMVETS could help. All we get is, "Thanks for your service. Would you like to donate $50 or $100." And even after saying I am unable to give, I still get the "pledge card" in the mail: me: "I'm sorry, but right now I can't afford to make a donation." Them: "Well, I'll put you down for a $20 pledge then." It's curious - I've identified myself as a disabled vet in financial need, but still no call from AMVETS asking how they can help me. Only calls asking for donations (every year for the past 4 years)... I think my donation will go further if sent directly to the Department of Veteran's Affairs, who bend over backwards to help me and other disabled vets; or to the USO.
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