Veterans Organizations get “F” Grades

Numerous Veterans aid organizations received failing grades recently. Wounded Warriors was not on the list at all, nor were many of the newer groups seeking to assist our military personnel that are returning to a somewhat hostile nation that they served to the best of their ability. No, it’s not like it was post Viet Nam, but it is a disgrace, and a national dishonor that Veterans are not treated with a solem degree of respect. They don’t want a parade, nor butt kissing. Just respect for having done what their nation asked of them. Hooha Hooha! We love and respect all of you!

Cross posted below is from http://texasfred.net/archives/845

Veterans Charities – How They Fared

EDIT TO ADD 12-14-07: Mr. Jay Agg, National Communications Director for AMVETS, has contacted me personally and has posted a comment in this thread, I want to thank Mr. Agg for his response and I also want my readers to know, Jay has been the only official from the list of charities receiving an ‘F’ that I have heard from on this matter…To the gentleman from Alaska that keeps trying to post figures and so forth about the PVA, you’re NOT an official of PVA and your link to Fishing in Alaska or whatever it is, is the reason I am not letting your comments thru, I detect a bit of commercialism on your part, if you want to see the PVA’s viewpoint on this blog, have THEM contact me and have them submit their comments, facts and figures from an official site and an official position like Mr. Agg did…

EDIT TO ADD 12-13-07: I have sent emails to all sites that garnered an ‘F’ in this report, 3 of the site had no email available and one was returned as undeliverable, no mail there I guessHere are the figures on how well some of the Veterans Charities are doing on a grading level, I am shocked at the grades received by several of these highly regarded charities, this is truly a disgusting situation and I hope this list and the story just below will wake a few folks up…

How many of you have the guts to re-post this list and the story below?? How many are going to take the stance of the Bush Bots and just blow it off and say all is well??

The American Institute of Philanthropy, a leading charity watchdog, issued a report card this month for 29 veterans and military charities. Letter grades were based largely on the charities’ fundraising costs and the percentage of money raised that was spent on charitable activities. The charities that received failing grades are in bold type.

Air Force Aid Society (A+)
American Ex-Prisoners of War Service Foundation (F)
American Veterans Coalition (F)
American Veterans Relief Foundation (F)
AMVETS National Service Foundation (F)

Armed Services YMCA of the USA (A-)
Army Emergency Relief (A+)
Blinded Veterans Association (D)
Disabled American Veterans (D)
Fisher House Foundation (A+)
Freedom Alliance (F)
Help Hospitalized Veterans/Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (F)
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (A+)
Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation (F)
National Military Family Association (A)
National Veterans Services Fund (F)
National Vietnam Veterans Committee (D)
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (A+)
NCOA National Defense Foundation (F)
Paralyzed Veterans of America (F)

Soldiers’ Angels (D)
United Spinal Association’s Wounded Warrior Project (D)
USO (United Service Organization) (C+)
Veterans of Foreign Wars and foundation (C-)
Veterans of the Vietnam War & the Veterans Coalition (D)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (D)
VietNow National Headquarters (F)
World War II Veterans Committee (D)

SOURCE:
Veterans Charities – How They Fared

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6 Responses to “Veterans Organizations get “F” Grades”

  1. Military Blog Updates » Veterans Organizations get “F” Grades Says:

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  2. Jay-z » Veterans Organizations get “F” Grades Says:

    […] AE | TheNewsTribune.com | Tacoma, WA wrote an interesting post today on Veterans Organizations get âFâ GradesHere’s a quick excerpt Numerous Veterans aid organizations received failing grades recently. Wounded Warriors was not on the list at all, nor were many of the newer groups seeking to assist our military personnel that are returning to a somewhat hostile nation that they served to the best of their ability. No, it’s not like it was post Viet Nam, but it is a disgrace, and a national dishonor that Veterans are not treated with a solem degree of respect. They don’t want a parade, nor butt kissing. Just respect for havin […]

  3. Woody Groton Says:

    I am the Chief Information Officer for Wounded Warrior Project. I just wanted to inform you that our “D” grade came from our former association with United Spinal. An organization has to exist seperately for 3 years before AIP can grade them. Because of this they retracted our grade and have taken us off the list. Our actual numbers since we have been on our own would give us an A+. Also, we were mentioned by name as one of the good organizations by the father of the patient with TBI. For more information see http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

  4. patricksperry Says:

    Thanks for setting that straight Woody! I mentioned Wounded Warrior because I have personally seen the good work that they are doing here in the Denver area.

    Keep up the good work, and post here any time that you need to disseminate information. I may not be the biggest, but 54K hits is at least something that could help.

  5. Spun Bildak Says:

    None of us should be the least bit surprised. These organizations are only a reflection of today’s America. They pick our pockets and spend the money on administrative expenses and little on their actual mission. We don’t have to look very far to see how hypocritical this country’s “support the troops” BS is. The revolving door of deployments in this endless War OF Terror eventually gets these heroes killed or wounded and they either go into the earth forgotten or end up warehoused like a mop in the corner by the VA or thrown out into the streets either to a cardboard box or to a family which must care for them 24/7 getting no money because of the deliberate stonewalling by the VA. These organizations should be helping these wounded heroes and their families. Most of them are NOT and they are NOT EVER GOING TO nor will they ever be held accountable.

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