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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


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