Don't send any money to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation
I watched this one while on the ellipticals at the gym yesterday. When my blood begins to boil, I can really make those machines move.A hard-hitting CNN report this week exposes a veterans charity called Disabled Veterans National Foundation for, well, not doing all that much for veterans. According to CNN, DVNF has raised $55.9 million since 2007—yet spent $61 million from 2008 to 2010 with a for-profit fundraising firm called Quadriga Art and one of its subsidiaries. It’s no surprise that DVNF gets an “F” grade from the American Institute of Philanthropy.
And what kind of aid did DVNF provide? Apparently the charity sent useless gifts of 2,600 bags of cough drops and 2,200 little bottles of sanitizer, and 11,520 bags of coconut M&M's to a veterans center in Alabama. Talk about making a difference.