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5 years 2 weeks ago, 8:24 PM

Saint J.M. Browning

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Need answers

Hoping you guys can help me out on this. I got a call from an organization called "United States Armed Forces Association" wanting me to donate to help provide care packages and such to soldiers in Afghanistan.

Well, seeing as how I feel about that, I right away said I'd give $50. The guy thanks me and turns me over to a lady to "verify my address". She does and asks for my credit card number. I tell her I was told that I form was to be mailed to me and I will send that in. She say OK and hangs up.

Thinking this was suspicious, I look this organization up. It took a bit to find real info, but they are apparently the the Veterans Support Foundation doing business as the United States Armed Forces Association. I did find a site that said they were previously know by this and are changing their name to the other.

Not too bad yet. But then when I try to find info on what they actually do, many sites I found are calling them a scam. But others say no, they're legit. I find their statements of official record and find they collect just under $1million and use about half to support their organization. I also find that they do not mention sending care packages to Afghanistan. They state they help homeless Veterans with temporary homes, have drug support programs, and food. All state-side. Which is good, but I don't like that they lied? to me about what they are doing.

So, what do y'all think? Legit? Is anyone familiar with them? Should I just go ahead and give them the money?

Thanks for the help.

BTW, I probably won't be on very much for a bit. Things are getting busy (aka normal) again.

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5 years 2 weeks ago, 8:34 PM

Socom

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If you want to donate to the armed forces, i suggest donating to the USO or Wounded Warriors.

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5 years 2 weeks ago, 9:25 PM

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not legit

the VFW and American Legion willpoint you in the right direction if you want to donate,i also like the wounded warrior foundation.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
5 years 2 weeks ago, 12:31 AM

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LBC called it right...

This guy lives down in or near Boca Florida and is living the high life too....

Took in a bunch of money and has only give out a few hundred thou, has these guys standing outside stores and stuff. Claiming they are vets and how much good they do, then people see these same guys taking money out of the donation box and pocketing it. When interviewed they said they never claimed to be Veterans, yet hidden video caught them saying exactly that. CNN did a story on them and a few others about 3 or 4 months back...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
5 years 2 weeks ago, 2:15 AM

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The super wally world in pinellas park florida had these guys,same BDU"S that are the old style saying it is my the bay pines VA I aks them a few ?"s they could not get it right makes me SICK and walmart let's them do it.Wish I had the OLE TUMMY GUN 100 rd mag..........TY

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5 years 2 weeks ago, 6:23 AM

luckybychoice

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damn

they don't pull that shit up here.these fucktards should be tarred and feathered and run out of town.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
5 years 2 weeks ago, 7:03 AM

Saint J.M. Browning

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Yeah

That's what I suspected. Well, I'm glad I asked y'all before handing money to these a-holes. Thanks much y'all!

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