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    IRS forms show charity's money isn't going to disabled vets

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/07/us/vet...aud/index.html

    Birmingham, Alabama (CNN) -- A national charity that vows to help disabled veterans and their families has spent tens of millions on marketing services, all the while doling out massive amounts of candy, hand sanitizer bottles and many other unnecessary items to veteran aid groups, according to a CNN investigation.

    The Disabled National Veterans Foundation, based in Washington, D.C., and founded in 2007, received about $55.9 million in donations since it began operations in 2007, according to publicly available IRS 990 forms.

    Yet according to the DNVF's tax filings with the IRS, almost none of that money has wound up in the hands of American veterans.

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    Using disabled Veterans and their families to raise money and then not giving it to them is low. IMHO

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    Precilla Wilkewitz, President of DNVF:




    She speaks of 'start up costs' in the video. Just what was the amount?
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    http://www.rehabpub.com/news/2010-07-14_01.asp

    Some background on the current President.

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    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012...ting-veterans/

    Published May 24, 2012

    U.S. Sen. Max Baucus of Montana said Wednesday that the legislative finance committee that he chairs is launching an investigation into a charity it suspects may be exploiting veterans.
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    The senators said their interest was sparked by reports that DVNF raised nearly $56 million in donations since it was founded in 2007, yet paid marketing firm Quadriga Art and its subsidiaries nearly $61 million. The senators also cited an "F" grade given the group by CharityWatch.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012...#ixzz1vnCM208Q

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