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[–] 8474028? 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Not necessarily true.

I recall looking into this when I got this particular email from my gullible grandma, and it turns out most of the stuff was verifiably false.

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[–] dallasmuseum 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Confirmed, OP is a grandma

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[–] PhilaFerret 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

March of Dimes or March or CRIMES: FDR started the March of Dimes. The reason his likeness is on the obverse is to assist dimwitted charity workers posing as coin handlers (from automated machine collectors to church deacons) when sorting, to easily siphon off coins for the charity.

This widespread fraud has never been mentioned as it was entirely fabricated just a few moments ago. However, FDR is credited with the March of Dimes.

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[–] 8474640? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Bravo.

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[–] Phen 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Charity Navigator is an excellent resource for evaluating where donations should land.

It disputes some of the figures in this jpeggy jpg. Btw, Marsha J. Evans was only the CEO of the American Red Cross from 2002-2005. This graphic is, at best, over a decade out of date. More likely, it's just some cherry-picked factoids poorly made to be forwarded from grandma to grandma.

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[–] PraiseIPU 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

"The good guys"

Religion, military, military, military, cancer kids

I'm sure there is no bias AT ALL

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[–] spookybm 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Veterans are the end result of military, not the other way around.

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[–] bob3333 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

There has been some talk that the Salvation Army proselytizes to recipients of their aid: instant deal killer.

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[–] Alopix 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Well the "salvation" in their name doesn't mean "from poverty." They're literally a church.

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[–] Alopix 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

https://www.charitynavigator.org/ https://www.charitywatch.org/home

The big mean government makes these people report exactly how they operate. It's public record, and there's lots of sites to help you use that information

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[–] jhaluska 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I once thought of making the equivalent of a index funds for charity to try to maximize the good the money did.

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[–] Philosopher_King 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'd highly recommend the America Legion. I've been a member for 20 years or so now, and everything is volunteer based for the most part. Many posts close because we can't get the membership or the money, but we do a lot for the community.

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[–] Voopin__Voopin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

serious question: what do you guys do for the community?

my uncle (ww2 vet) was pretty involved in his post, but he's been dead a while, and I never asked him what they did.

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[–] Philosopher_King 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

A lot of stuff we do is veteran oriented. We do many ceremonies for fallen veterans, funerals, parades, and so forth. We do random volunteer events such as cleaning up areas, food drives, toys for tots, feeding/helping the homeless or needy.

Everything varies from post to post, since each post is ran different. You can attend meetings for your nearest American Legion post for free if you'd like to know more about what they are doing. They are always looking for young blood.

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[–] SubspaceDistortion 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Good post! Thanks for sharing.

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