Posted by Gabe Harrison on February 24, 2018 0 Comments Read MoreA lot of vets don’t have the funds to donate.
The VA has been in crisis mode for years, with some departments having closed their doors and others not receiving enough money to keep their operations running.
With that, the charity Vets for Life has been raising money to help keep the VA’s doors open.
Their mission is to “provide a voice for the voiceless in our community, and to provide a safe place for them to turn to for assistance.”
The resistance against the VA’s funding comes from many quarters, including those in Congress, the military, and the general public.
While there is some support for VFL, some veterans are concerned about the organization’s expansive reach.
“Vets For Life is an organization with a lot of money, and they have a lot more resources than most people realize,” Marvin Klein, a former Army officer who started the organization in the 1990s, told the Washington Post.
“[They’re] not really getting their due for helping our vets.”
Klein said the veterans have a legitimate concern that VFL is getting too big.
He said they’re not the only ones who worry.
Some veterans, like retired Army officer and former Congressman Dan Donovan, have been pushing for an increase in VFL’s investment in their own veterans.
Donovan, who was a top adviser to former President Bill Clinton, said that VFAIL has “always been about the veterans” and “needs to get back to its roots.”
“It’s a non-profit that wants to help the vets,” Donnovan said.
“VFAILS is not a 501(c)(3) and doesn’t have to disclose the source of its funds.
But that doesn’t mean the money comes from the government.
It comes from you, the taxpayer.”
Donovan also told the Post that “if you don’t want to take care of our veterans, don’t give money.”
“I think if they wanted to give money, they should be able to do that,” he said.
It’s hard to get money from a 501c(3) because they can’t donate to the political campaigns of a political party.
But VFAILS doesn’t need to, and Kelsey Holloway, the founder and CEO of Vals For Life, told The Hill that the donations are for the “voice of the voiceward.
We are not in a position to dictate who is eligible to receive benefits.””
Vals is a nonprofit.
They don’t control the government or the political party,” Hewitt said.
Vals also told The Hill that they donates only to charitable groups that have established a commitment to “exclusively help the VA.”
But the group has taken a hit from the VA in recent months.
In January, Vars for Life received a $1.5 million federal grant to expand its outreach efforts, with the aim of reaching veterans with a range of issues.
A week later, the group received a $300,000 grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve its outreach to veterans in need of services.
However, the VFAIL grant was suspended after the agency received several complaints from former employees that VFL was “exploiting veterans to help VFALS get more money.”
VAFLS sources told Kellyanne Gittins that the group has received an increasing number of complaints from Veterans for Choice.
Gettins said that the VA has invested $6 million in new vets and a new training center, which will help the organization expand its outreach to the “VFW, VFW and other veterans groups” who are “not eligible for any VA support.”
On the front lines of the VA crisis, Gottins said that veterans have been “worried about the growing profit for the veterans and what they’re receiving from VFCL and VFALS.”
“The VA doesn’t do well when people are losing money,” Guttmacher said.
“People don’t want their money going to VFL and VFAL, they want their dollars going to veterans.
They want their cash going to them,” she said.G