BBB charity arm lists safe veteran’s charities, warns of misleading organizations

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The Better Business Bureau announced Thursday that it’s charity wing, Wise Giving Alliance, was teaming up with the Federal Trade Commission to identify misleading charities who claimed to aid military personnel, and announce law enforcement actions against them.

“This information is vital and timely in light of it being Military Consumer Month,” said Dennis Horton, director of the Rockford Regional Office of the Better Business Bureau. “BBB urges everyone to thoroughly check out charities on Give.org before donating money to anyone. We hold the utmost respect for our veterans and find charities that mislead donors wanting to support those who serve our country especially alarming.” 

Below are the charity reports on the six veterans’ charities referenced by the FTC and state officials. These charities did not disclose any of the requested information to BBB WGA.

(aka American Disabled Veterans Foundation, Military Families of America, Veterans Fighting Breast Cancer)

Below is a list of 26 nationally soliciting veterans and military service charities that meet the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability (i.e., BBB Accredited Charities). Donors can give to these charities with confidence knowing their money will be used as they intend.

  1. America’s Vet Dogs – The Veteran’s K-9 Corps
  2. Blinded Veterans Association
  3. Boot Campaign
  4. Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
  5. Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes
  6. Disabled American Veterans
  7. EOD Warrior Foundation
  8. Gary Sinise Foundation
  9. Green Beret Foundation
  10. Homes for Our Troops
  11. Honor Flight Network
  12. K9s for Warriors
  13. Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
  14. Military Spouse Corporate Career Network
  15. Operation Healing Forces
  16. Operation Homefront
  17. Soldier’s Angels
  18. Team Red, White & Blue
  19. Travis Manion Foundation
  20. USA Cares
  21. USO
  22. Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children
  23. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
  24. VFW Foundation
  25. Wounded Warrior Project
  26. Wounded Warriors Family Support

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