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.
"I don't think Hank done it this way" - Waylon
5 years 5 weeks ago, 8:24 PM