The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY - otsego county news, delaware county news, oneonta news, oneonta sports

Opinion

April 11, 2014

In Your Opinion: Not all charities created equal

As a disabled Vietnam vet, I’ve always been sympathetic to Vietnam causes, donating to most. 

A telemarketer for “Homeless Vietnam Vets” has contacted me for several years, each time more aggressively. The last call, I asked what percentage actually helps the homeless vets. I was put on hold, and a few minutes later a women came on line. Turns out 15 percent goes to the homeless vets; the rest is eaten up in administrative cost. Before I could ask her some questions, she hung up on me. Guess what cause has got their last donation from me?

Tom Oliver

Oneonta

1
Text Only
Opinion

Additional Content
Join the Debate
Helium
Additional Resources
CNHI News Service
Poll

Is Israel justified to conduct its military campaign against the Hamas in Gaza?

Yes
No
Undecided/no opinion
     View Results