Non Profits for veterans are needed, set up not to enrich those execs running, way to many aren't, like the re-active, not pro-active, National Veterans' Groups especially, but to help what the greater majority served don't do as to their responsibility, the VA, are great and with dedicated individuals, but they are a Cheap Way for the Served to call themselves patriotic as they wave those flags and condemn others for what they perceive they aren't, the political!!
Many are used as marketing scheme's to further corporate profits with donations or costs built in and skimmed from to boost those bottom lines for investors and execs of.
They also have to fight each other, unintentional and costly especially for any real organizations, in raising the relatively scarce funding from but the few to function as they hope to do and stay successful!!
The budgets for the VA, the people served responsibility, are passed under deficits which are debt with interest payments so are mostly borrowed as they have been greatly under funded for decades, and the wars from, instead of well maintained agencies! While being attacked by the political ideology seeking to privatize for corporate profit at the public till!
Congress, in Veteran Marchbanks statement, are the people served and who representatives work for, or are supposed to!
Charles Bowman, North Carolina market president for Bank of America, talks about the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 Sprint auto race and a promotion for the Wounded Warriors Project during a news conference at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. The race will be held on Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
For red-blooded Americans, few topics pack as much emotional punch as veterans in need
April 24, 2014 - Sound the clarion call and pockets open, people volunteer, and non-profit organizations are formed seemingly overnight.
This response, while a credit to America’s patriots, is also a major problem.
Too much good?
More than 200,000 non-profits offer services to vets in need. Of these, more than 40,000 are focused exclusively on veterans. This massive ecosystem of well-intentioned aid represents many organizations that are efficient and effective. But it also includes many that are not.
The steady churn of good intentions, big dollars, new programs and national guilt has muddied the waters of aid. By the time veterans start looking for help, they need it quickly. To be faced with hundreds of organizations that are impossible to tell apart is often more frustrating than helpful.
Though tens of billions of dollars were spent in grants, donations, and veteran-focused aid in the public and private sectors last year, more than 57,000 veterans remain homeless on any given night, and many continue to struggle with unemployment, underemployment, food insecurity, and untreated mental injuries. read more>>>
"If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth our treasure, too" "not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013