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Report Card for Military and Veterans' Charities (PDF)
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Posted by Seafarious 2007-12-13 14:44|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6502 views ]  Top

#1 Thanks, Sea. Mrs. Bobby has several requests sitting on the countertop, and we're about to drop a bit in the bucket. VERY timely!
Posted by Bobby 2007-12-13 18:00||   2007-12-13 18:00|| Front Page Top

#2 For instance, AER states that it only helps active duty soldiers and reservists and their dependants, or soldiers retired from active duty due to reaching age 60 or to “longevity,” usually defined as 20 or more years of service, or physical disability. AER also helps surviving spouses and children of soldiers who died while on active duty or after retirement from the military. Since poverty is the major cause of homelessness, the veterans eligible for AER assistance due to having obtained Army retirement status and the accompanying Army benefits are not likely to become homeless. It’s a shame that AER’s eligibility requirements keep aid from
reaching those veterans that arguably need it most.

Notice the agenda here! The Homeless[tm].
AER collects from active duty personnel and solicits others in the categories listed. It doesn't solicit vets per se. Yet the authors [like other good socialist] know how to spend other peoples money. That AER has accumulated resources to the degree does deserve attention when other organizations seek donations that could have been covered by the existing reserve. However, that is not the basis for a welfare agenda the authors have in mind.
Posted by Procopius2k 2007-12-13 22:15||   2007-12-13 22:15|| Front Page Top

#3 They were clear in listing the criteria *they* used in creating this report and also made clear some of the biases they looked for, particularly they did not like groups that sit around on huge pots of money, that AIP feels ought to be being spent on services to the stated servicees. They also state that you are free to ignore AIP's preferences.

I found this report extremely useful.
Posted by Seafarious 2007-12-13 23:06||   2007-12-13 23:06|| Front Page Top

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