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Jason39

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Review for AMVETS NATIONAL SERVICE FOUNDATION, Lanham, MD, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

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.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  General Member of the Public