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Rating: 3

I applied for assistance here and although it is a bit of a bumpy process due to 1 person filing, they did help me with about 800 in bills and 200 for food....Larry is a great guy and determined to help however he can.
As far as how much they make and how much they help idk......what I do know is they helped me in a time of need....thanks

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Larry947 04/09/2018

For the complete brake down on funding go to www.avhv.org. You might have a better perspective on the business of fundraising, Mr. OLD-MARINE!

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Donor

Rating: 1

Its actually much worse. they make 12.1 Million and $159,000 goes to vets. The rest goes to Siedel and the telemarketers . BIG SCAM!!! I can't believe they are not in jail.

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Larry947 04/09/2018

We are not sure where this commentator acquired their Miss-information, however we can assure our supporters this comment is ABSOLUTELY FALSE! First of all, anyone who checks our IRS 990EZ Returns will see American Veterans Helping Veterans, Inc. has since our founding in April 2009 raised less than $800,000 TOTAL, of witch 25.4% went to create jobs for out of work and homeless Veterans, 26.5% went directly to pay for Veterans Housing, Utilities, Food and Misc. Life Necessities. Another 2.5% went to Programs in Direct Support of Active Duty Service Members. AVHV operates in complete Transparency. Our offices are open and so are our books! Since the Founding of AVHV in 2009 to the Present NO CORPORATION OFFICERS or BOARD MEMBERS HAVE BEEN PAID A PENNY FOR THEIR HUNDREDS OF HOURS OF VOLUNTEER WORK! SHAME ON YOU COOL AL for spreading this false miss-information about good people doing good things!

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Donor

Rating: 1

Looked up their financials, latest shown was for 2013. Raised over $104,000 and $71,363 of that went to one professional fund raiser. Very little if any goes to help veterans. I am a veteran and we have given to these people for years. NEVER AGAIN.

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Larry947 04/09/2018

Semper Fi Old-Marine! I too am an Old Marine Straight out of I-Corps VN. 1965-1966 3rd MAF G2 Rat. While you are correct with your figures there is more to it than just these figures. First of all AVHV receives 30% of the funds raised by the PFR, that's before any funds are spent to raise the funds. Out of the 70% the PFR receives they pay the Vets wages that's 30%. If volunteers are not available to deliver the products and collect the donations then another 10% to 15% has to pay for that. Hopefully the PFR or AVHV can find Vets that can afford to drive 200+ miles a day for $100 to $150 pay. After all most donations from our supporters range from $15 to $25 each and may range from 1 to 20 miles apart. So lets see, on a good day with good weather a delivery person will probably deliver 25 to 30 stops, that's about $600 to $1,000 this means the PFR has to pay the driver $90 to $150 that's about $11.25 an hour or less if it takes them more than 8 hours.

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