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A Donor's Guide to Serving the Needs of Veterans and the Military

Over 3.8 million war veterans were receiving disability compensation from the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department (VA) as of March 2014, according to the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics (NCVAS). This is out of over 21.6 million U.S. veterans in 2014, based on NCVAS projections. Even though the government, tens of thousands of nonprofit organizations, and millions of caring Americans try to provide support for veterans and military families, many are not receiving the help they need.

The GuideStar Exchange Program: Sometimes Gold, Silver and Bronze Mean Less Than You Think

If we see a gold insignia associated with a charity, that charity must be a highly worthy one to which to donate, right? Unfortunately, this may not always be true, and in the case of the GuideStar Exchange program, even unworthy, financially inefficient charities can receive a gold, silver or bronze level designation.

Outstanding Veterans Charity Wrongly Given Low Marks by Others

With so many veterans charities spending most of their donations on fundraising campaigns that are often disguised as educational programs in their financial reporting, it is gratifying to find groups that are actually offering valuable programs to meet the most pressing needs of veterans. One such group is the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

Our Veterans Deserve Better from America's Charities

With over 20,000 Americans wounded in the ongoing Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and as many as 200,000 homeless veterans which account for one-third of the adult homeless population, veterans and military charities need to accomplish as much as they can with our donations.

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