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paul-galanti

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Review for P.O.W.  Network, Skidmore, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a veterans advocate, I constantly refer to the POW Network for its incredibly diverse research and expertise in a variety of subjects. In addition to being the foremost authority on post-World War II prisoners of war, they are ecumenical in their exposing of phonies from all branches. The POW Network through the diligent efforts of founders Chuck and Mary Schantag has made itself an indispensable tool for exposing those unscrupulous individuals who would ride the glory train without having earned the privilege.

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

Totally dedicated and outstanding in their quest to unmask those claiming honors they don't deserve.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  General Member of the Public & Retired Naval Officer and pilot.

Review for FAMILIES OF THE WOUNDED FUND INC, Midlothian, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been involved in many not-for-profit fund raising endeavors. Being a board member of the Families of the Wounded Fund is the most rewarding thing I've ever done since I returned from nearly seven years as a POW in Vietnam in 1973. The Families of the Wounded Fund is the only "charity" where every nickel raised goes to the beneficiaries, the families of our most critically wounded military personnel from Iraq & Afghanistan. There are no gimmicks. All work is done by volunteers. No board members are paid anything. Paul Galanti

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

See above. Helping these families helps us board members of the organization.

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

There is no staff. All administrative chores are handled by a local bank Pro Bono.

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

Greatly increase the financial help to these families.

Ways to make it better...

there were more hours in a day. It is difficult to raise the money we need without many speaking engagements.

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

I'ld like to go out of business. But we won't until our wounded warriors storp coming home.

One thing I'd also say is that...

To reiterate, it's the most rewarding thing I've ever done - including flying jet airplanes off aircraft carriers. We have literally saved families from bankruptcy. They have enough to worry about. We take a big load off their mind.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Board Member & I speak on behalf of the organization, visit patients at McGuire VAMC, present checks to family members.