May 23rd, 2012
08:20 PM ET

AC360 report on veterans charity prompts Senate investigation

After seeing Drew Griffin's report on AC360, Sen. Max Baucus will investigate a charity that raised millions, but gave little to disabled veterans.

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  1. Anthony Jones

    I am a disabled vet, and I live in Galveston, Texas. After Hurricane Ike in 2008, I was referred to these organizations that were supposed to provide winter coats for those who had lost their winter belongings. We stowed such garments in plastic bins in a storage room under our beach house. We had 12-feet of water during the storm. Requirements for requests were in the newspaper included a letter from me, and two other from unrelated individuals who were aware of the circumstances. I had to provide family-member names, social security numbers, dates-of-birth, address, telephone number, and many other personal details. We never did receive any coats. But ever since, I have been concerned with my having provided that personal data on my family as well as personal information my two references provided in their letters. Seems to me that these scam artists are not only duping contributors, but also their end-users, the veterans.

    May 24, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
  2. Renee Stanton

    Regarding tonight's evening news with Anderson Cooper: I donated a very small amount to #Disabled American Veterans# and received thank you letter signed by Dennis A.Joyner,Campaign Chairman. The enclosed envelope asking for another donation address is a POBox in Cincinnati,OH. Is this another scam ??

    May 23, 2012 at 9:57 pm |
  3. Pauline N. Fromer

    Thank you, Mr. Cooper. Thank you. You are an inspiration because sooner or later, those wicked organizations who claim they are helping our wonderful Veterans are slowly being exposed.
    Pauline N. Fromer

    May 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm |