Shameful! WORST Charity for Veterans Is Run By One Person You’d Never Believe Would BETRAY Vets

The National Vietnam Veterans Foundation raised more than $29 million to benefit veterans. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

When you find out the foundation only gave 2 percent of that money to vets, your opinion might change.

And when you find out the foundation is headed up by two military veterans, President Thomas Burch and Vice President David Kaufman – one of whom is currently a lawyer for the Department of Veterans Affairs (who drives a Rolls Royce!), you might even get a little hot under the collar.

CNN reports that,

At first glance, the National Vietnam Veterans Foundation is a roaring success. According to its tax filings, the charity has received more than $29 million in donations from generous Americans from 2010 to 2014 for what it calls on its website “aiding, supporting and benefiting America’s veterans and their families.”

But look a little closer on those same filings and you can see that nearly all of those donations have been cycled back to telemarketers, leaving less than 2 percent for actual veterans and veterans’ charitable causes.
That’s why Charity Navigator, one of the nation’s largest and most influential charity watchdog organizations, has given the charity a “zero” out of four stars for those same four years.
“It’s a zero-star organization and you can’t go lower than that,” says Michael Thatcher, Charity Navigator’s CEO. “They don’t have an independent board of directors, they actually don’t even have a comprehensive board of directors — only three members on the board at this point in time and some of them are family. So one can say, is this representative of an independent board? It’s not.”
The charity’s most recently filed tax return, for 2014, lists a catalogue of expenses paid for by donations: including $133,000 for travel, $21,000 for unnamed “awards”, $70,000 for a category described as “other expenses” and even a little more than $8,000 for parking.
The CEO and founder of the National Vietnam Veterans Foundation, himself a veteran, is J. Thomas Burch, who is also a federal employee working as an attorney for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Burch is deputy director in the VA’s Office of General Counsel, where he pulled down $127,000 in salary in 2014. That’s the same year he drew a salary of $65,000 as head of his “zero-star” charity.
A VA spokesman told CNN Burch’s position at the veteran’s charity is not a conflict of interest “per se”. But the spokesman added the VA is now “reviewing” the situation and that the agency’s Office of Inspector General is handling that review.
When contacted by CNN, Burch asked that we not contact him at his job at the Department of Veterans Affairs, but he refused to answer phone calls placed to his home. CNN tried to confront Burch as he drove home from work in a black Rolls Royce, but upon seeing a CNN camera crew, Burch gunned the Rolls Royce down his suburban Washington, D.C. street and disappeared.

What do you think of these men driving around in Rolls Royce’s while the Vietnam Veterans they pretend to help suffer?

 

  • Patriot

    Disgusting PARASITES should ROT IN H E L L.

    • Cliff

      The Two Con Artists should be tarred and feathered and place in colonial head lock devise every moringing li front of The Walter Reed Hospital. And when people paso by , piss on them!!

      • sensrbtch

        lev them there all day and night for a week, then they work thru the v.a center for no wages.

        • Snake

          Oh hell no! Having them work for the VA as “volunteers” is a cush-job, these dirtbags need to be sent to a shit-job like mucking out hog barns, or shoveling guts all day at a processing plant. They also should have ALL of their assets confiscated and donated to veterans as well as losing any military entitlements they may have received.

          • 5live5

            Bring back the chain gang for these two!! And for Red brain, I DON’T CARE WHAT COLOR THEIR SKIN IS!!

          • The Redman

            U R A slave 2 stupidity. 5 a live and well in 2 it. hahahahahahaha

    • The Redman

      Who. dem white-folks.

      • masterc4u

        To bad your parents did not have any children that lived.

        • The Redman

          2 bad U can’t come out of denial. master 2 evilness.

        • 5live5

          He’s a slave to his own racism!!

          • The Redman

            5dead inbred-minds from yo clan. hahahahahahahah

        • Patriot

          Don’t even reply to The Redman….He is a MAGGOT TROLL!

      • Patriot

        You are such a PHONY TROLL TRYING SO HARD TO INCITE DIVISION with your Pseudo “MASSA DROLL”….

        Get BENT LOSER!

        • The Redman

          I get limp in yo mama after she put dat hot snake-mouth to work. hahahahahahaha. patty

          • Patriot

            You are WARPED and Perverted…A Low- Life MAGGOT!

          • The Redman

            Hahahahahaahah. patty

          • Patriot

            JERK!

          • The Redman

            Troll. white-folks love 2 steal money while lying in denial

    • Rodney Steward

      They will, along with most all politicians!

    • anibanib

      I see your purpose in Life is to insult and be little other people……..itis you who is the maggott, the parasite………..turd

      • Patriot

        YOUR LOW I.Q. Shows!

        • anibanib

          Takes one to see one………..!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  • bamashades

    why i cant give contributions anymore, i do it all locally to people i know and live in my area

    • Snake

      I am a veteran and I have NEVER given to a charity. Instead I find individuals who have a need and provide for that need; and I’m not talking about giving cash to beggars on the side of the street. There are plenty of homeless shelters and veteran facilities that you can go to and give directly to the individual or family. Wounded Warrior is also a charity for veterans that was shown to be defrauding the veterans and public!

      • Juanito Ibañez, TopCop1988

        The one charity you can contribute to without worrying about them keeping most of the money as salaries, overhead expenses, etc., is the Salvation Army.

        • Snake

          Absolutely NOT! When I donate to the needy 100% of it goes to the needy. Sometimes I will give to the church for the needy; and that is NOT a “Joel Olsteen” church!

        • The Redman

          Nah. yall white-folks R everywhere stealing. immigrant

          • DHConner

            Screw you, you afroidian dipshit.

          • The Redman

            All over yo greasy head mama’s face, bowdy-boy. hahahahahahahahha

        • 77099

          Yes. Thanks for the reminder, though I remember at Christmas when the buckets come out.

          • Juanito Ibañez, TopCop1988

            Please read my followup posting, as it might change your mind – depending on how you take its contents.

        • DHConner

          AFTER THEY THREW AWAY A COLLECTION OF BOOKS STILL PERTINENT TO THE SUBJECTS ADDRESSED , which I think was probably worth $5,000 to $6,000, that was all they’ll ever get from me. “Our clientele don’t read those kind of books”. Oh? Then that must be why they are so ignorant and hold the lowest of blue collar jobs. Education is the key to economic and social success is this country, so they will remain of the bottom of the pile.

  • Jim McCormack

    Salvation Army. no other.

    • The Redman

      white-folks everywhere stealing.

      • Gen11American

        Just a little reminder. “Reverand” Al Sharpton owes millions to the IRS in unpaid taxes! Crooks come in every color and creed. Lawlessness from the top creates lawlessness all the way to the bottom, like illegal aliens stealing the Social Security of Americans and the Social Security Administration doing nothing about it “because those illegals are working.” It doesn’t matter than the illegals are working illegal. Obama is so eager to fulfill his promise to commit a massive transference of wealth, he doesn’t give a damn who receives it just as long as they’re unworthy of collecting it. He’s talking about transferring the legitimate wealth of generational White Americans into the hands of millions of non-White illegal aliens who should never have been in this country! If he can get away with it, he will also bankrupt Social Security by paying SS benefits to illegals who aren’t living here in the U.S. He wants to pay it out to those in other countries, thus sinking the U.S. economically while raising up Third World hellholes!

        • The Redman

          U R the reason Y america is failing. U contradict ya self pinkie, all the while in denial. white-folks been stole the u.s. in 2 ruins. U idiot. yall R jes 2 stupid 2 admit 2 it. gen-crook

  • xoxozo

    Give most power & $$ back to local communities
    Resend to all you know

    • 5live5

      Sell all of his assets and see that all of it goes to the veterans!!!

  • Ron

    It is appropriate that a relatively high-level employee of the VA, which does so little to help veterans, would be running his own scam. What would you expect? He’s taking his clues from his employer: “If they can scam the public out of billions, why can’t I score a few million?”

  • WVF

    It’s too easy to set up these scams. Anyone can do it. There are many Americans who are rotten to the core!

    • Evan

      Yeah, like the muslim fag squatting in our White House!

      • Elaine Blackman

        I’m wondering what that scaffolding will reveal on the national DC capitol when it’s finally taken down. He’s already turning the WH into something that looks as closely like a Muslim mansion as he can with those palm trees in containers around the courtyard or patio and other things similar.
        I don’t trust many charities, not even Scouts, Salvation Army or Red Cross. DAV or AL seem pretty good from what I know.

        • The Redman

          Black-boy

        • Gen11American

          I had not held a very positive opinion of the Red Cross, but when my home burned, the Red Cross came through with $700 in items which were desperately needed. As a result of their assistance, they’re on my list of worthy charities. And with natural disasters striking everywhere (one is forced to wonder if our government is deliberately creating them), the Red Cross definitely needs help.

          • Elaine Blackman

            My husband worked at GD in FW and they took up a collection for a man whose house burned. They knew exactly how much they’d taken up and wanted it to be given anonymously, so they went to the Red Cross and let them give the money to him. He was so excited, he was telling everyone how great the Red Cross was and they asked him how much he was given. It was quite a bit less than they’d taken up so they asked Red Cross about it and were told they had taken out administrative costs.
            Another instance was when a chemical spill happened in Irving, TX around 1973. I rode the local CT bus from Dallas to FW and often talked with a woman who lived in Irving. She was praising Red Cross because they had gone to the school gym with most other people from the area being there. She and her family went to the Ramada where Red Cross told them they’d pay for their room. I asked her if they’d gone to the school to tell everyone they’d pay for their room and she realized they hadn’t.
            Red Cross does a lot of good things through volunteers. I took swimming lessons from their volunteers with our GS troop. They deliver mail to military personnel when it’s sometimes difficult to get it.
            Administration is another animal and it varied from chapter to chapter, as do all national charity organizations, I would guess.
            And remember all the money they collected for the 9/11 families that most of them never saw a penny of?
            (I wonder what part the government might be playing in some of the catastrophes, too, including some of the shootings and bombings. I think definitely JFK shooting.)

      • sensrbtch

        n dont forgit the trans-wifie.

        • The Redman

          nd yo mama

      • The Redman

        white-folks love ta steal, huh

        • Elaine Blackman

          Obama isn’t entirely white, is he? Besides that, most of the riots the blacks do are to cover up the looting and damages they want to do. That goes for the Mexicans who are rioting in OR and CA, too. Ask the Europeans what the “Syrian refugees” are doing in their countries.

          • The Redman

            Hey black-boy. U’re a 1st class idiot. ask the whole world Y white-folks R everywhere, and in 2 everything else where..

      • WVF

        Evan, the words I have for this illegitimate Islamic-Muslim-in-Chief are not allowed to be printed. They are legion!

    • The Redman

      Yep. mostly white-folks

  • flacko

    BENEDICT ARNOLD

    • sensrbtch

      benedict arnold was a hero! and was framed for what he supposedly did by then jealous officers in the Continental army. read the history it is in there. u will not learn this in the schulls!

      • ipsd48

        It doesn’t change the fact that he turned over Ft Ticonderoga to the British……..or the conclusion that his own jealousy of Washington led him to do it.

  • Kenneth Jones

    Thanks for the heads-up. My donations go to the DAV, of which I’m a Life Member, and the American Legion; I’m a Legionnaire.

  • Gerry Haines

    Should be tarred and feathered.

    • The Redman

      Y. 2 look like yo mama, terri

  • EPatrickMosman

    The video is no longer available as Utube account associated with video has terminated.

  • jetmagnet

    Isn’t the only scam, same situation with wounded warriors. The two top executives of Wounded Warrior Project were fired Thursday by the board of directors.

    Wounded Warrior Project spends 40 to 50 percent on overhead,
    including extravagant parties. Other veterans charities have overhead
    costs of 10 to 15 percent.

    Wounded Warrior Project’s Chief
    Executive Officer, Steven Nardizzi, and Chief Operating Officer, Al
    Giordano, were fired after a meeting Thursday afternoon in New York.

    Donald Trump is another bogus veteran supporter! ( The guy lies constantly)

    Last week — after intense pressure from the news media — Donald Trump made good
    on a promise he had made in January. He gave $1 million of his own
    money to a charity for veterans. (Trump called this reporter “a nasty
    guy” after I asked him whether my questions had prompted him to finally
    give the money.)

    But the fact remains that Trump said he had raised $6 million and now says it was less than that.

    Trump
    has not provided an explanation for this. In fact, in recent days, both
    Trump and his campaign manager have flatly — and falsely — denied that
    Trump had ever claimed he raised $6 million.

    Lewandowski said
    Trump had cited the $6 million figure only as a goal he wanted to reach.
    “What he said was, ‘We hope to get $6 million,'” Lewandowski said,

    Trump said he didn’t remember ever using the number. “I didn’t say six,” he said in an interview, meaning $6 million.

    But both claims are incorrect. Trump did say the number. Multiple times. On video. In a video from
    the fundraiser, Trump is seen telling the crowd, “We just cracked $6
    million! Right? $6 million.” He repeated the figure for several days
    afterward, both at rallies and on TV

    • DHConner

      Good to bring this up. 2 Gold Stars for you. WWP looked good to me until I saw that 50% was for good times and high on hog living by the top dogs there, and I do mean dogs. In fact, that’s an insult to dogs. Dogs are what they are born and what we make them. These sleazy bastards need their own firing squad too. Trump ? He ain’t perfect either but the last guy who was perfect got nailed to the Cross for it. Hillary – she the Queens of Sluts and Sleazy Bitches Organization, which includes EVERYBODY that supports her in any way, shape, or form. They are True Believers of the “Useful Idiot” type, as Lenin put it. No wrong she has done, is doing, or will do will be enough to change these peoples minds. Eric Hoffer wrote a succinct book titled “True Believers”, and his analysis is logically and psychologically sound. My money says Trump has probably given much more to charities than The Bitch and Her Bastard Husband ever have or will.

      • 5live5

        I agree and I’ll take my chances with a TRUMP over a TRAMP ANY DAY!!! With a TRAMP, not only do you get screwed, you end up paying, WHETHER IT WAS WORTH IT OR NOT!!!

        • DHConner

          Damned good shot!! X-RING AT 1,000 YARDS!!!!

    • sensrbtch

      everthing trump sez will cumbak to bite him in the ass!then why is the obolah still there??

  • Ronald Homan

    If you want to help vets, contribute to Fisher or Wreaths across America.

    • 5live5

      I watched a film last night about a group called Quilts of Valor. These are people all over the United States that make quilts for war veterans by hand and give them to them in recognition of their service to our country. They take no donations, and some of the people that make these quilts are 13 year old kids. I know it isn’t much in terms of supporting life, but to a vet, just the action of recognizing their service and thanking them makes a huge difference, ESPECIALLY to a Vietnam vet!! Their welcome home was kinda thrown in the trash.

  • ZACAL

    This is the same type of lawyers elected to our congress. Trump has been trying to tell you folks they’re “all talk and no action”. Oh yea, there is action, money going into their crooked pockets. Can you believe the ruthless minds these bastards work with. Nothing but greedy lowlife bastards, who use the warm heart of americans and then scam their donations into their crooked pockets. Then use the good name of our veterans to solicit money from americans who want to help veterans. What a lowlife scam.

  • Eugene Pariah

    Recently read about a similar scandal/ outrage regarding The Wounded Warrior Project. WTH is going on!!!!

    • sensrbtch

      do not believe the hype.

      • Traveller62

        It’s not hype. It’s real. WW got busted bc of the payout being so measly. The majority went to “administrative duties and CEO”. It was on TV, and there was a major shakeup in the hierarchy. It’s running well now unless something else happened.

      • 5live5

        It’s not hype sensr.

      • Eugene Pariah

        Diligent fact-checking says otherwise, sensrbtch

    • The Redman

      white-folks love 2 steal money. dats what’s going on. yall jes don’t wanna say it white-folks.

  • DonRS

    Never give to ANY CHARITY without first determining what their “payout ratio to expenses” is. Far too many are miserable FAILURES, enriching the leadership and bureaucracy, while failing to provide any meaningful share of the proceeds to the professed beneficiaries!

    Also, check out how much the “CEO” is paid – usually an outrageous amount. “Good intentions” were never rewarded so handsomely.

    Does anyone wonder why, after YEARS AND YEARS and BILLIONS of CONTRIBUTIONS, Cancer hasn’t been cured? Me too!

    The “not-for-profit” charity industry is awash in money, highly profiting the insiders!

    This is but one example. There are MANY, MANY MORE! The big name charities, among them!

    I never, never, never give to any charity where the payout ratio to the intended, announced purpose isn’t 75% or ABOVE!

    • Snake

      Actually cancer is being cured every day, but it is not cured by the scumbags like the cancer institutes, or big cancer hospitals that push surgery, radiation, or chemo. They are intentionally killing people and the government is protecting them by trying to prevent doctors who are actually curing these cancers from doing so. Go to https://go2.thetruthaboutcancer.com/agq/episode-1/?gl=582822960&a_aid=56003a451662b&a_bid=01ae71d, this is 1 of 9 episodes that explain the lies and the truths. Here is Dr. Bruyzinski https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBUGVkmmwbk, who has been hounded by the Texas medical board and the USDA for 20 years and they have been unable to stop him from curing the WORST forms of cancer; but they are still trying!
      Our government and big pharma are what is causing cancers and what is preventing the curing of cancer!

      • The Redman

        Evil white-folks doing it 4 money

    • 5live5

      The answer tom your cancer question is simple. If they find a cure, all those billions in research funding will vanish overnight!!!

      • DonRS

        5live5, not so fast Herbie! Remember the March of Dimes? The bureaucracy LIVES ON! Attacking a much less significant issue, but raising funds at an increasing rate! They raised $192 million in 2015! Its the nature of the beast! The key difference, they reward themselves at a MUCH HIGHER RATE!

        Cancer Fund Raising is a RACKET! No one knows how much has been collected, where it goes and what the results have been! Yet “Cancer Awareness” conintues to thrive, as if none of us ever heard of it!

        There is just too much money involved for the issues to be solved, EVER!

        • 5live5

          I believe that is just a longer version of what I just said!

          • DonRS

            5live5, close, but not quite. I suggested, should/when a cure is invented, they will NOT GO AWAY. Rather, they will morph into attention to some lesser issue – the bureaucracies will feed themselves, indefinitely!

  • bones1941

    They should be taken out and shot ! They are a sorry bunch of low lives . That is why I can’t give anymore because of ass holes like this .

    • sensrbtch

      it looks like u wer a sailor? if so thanks for u r service AND ALL THE Others on this blog that are veterans. uso,vva,sailors relief are personified charities. as is the wounded warriors.do not believe the hype, unless it is to vote for TRUMP! vote trump. U.S.A.F.,66-70,medic.

      • Traveller62

        Thanks!! U.S.A.F., 1969-1973, Base Supply.

    • The Redman

      white-folks

  • DHConner

    Firing squad in front of them.

  • Mathematical certainty

    “What do you think of these men driving around in Rolls Royce’s while the Vietnam Veterans they pretend to help suffer?”
    The only thing that I can think of is that these reprehensible maggots should undergo a liquid diet of
    hydroxybenzene followed by a slow torturous process of dismemberment, and for dessert a voluminous acid bath mixture of H2SO4, and HCL. That would be my initial plan to liquidate the scum, you do not want to hear my second method!

  • wsurfs .

    Of all the people who DESERVE to be honored…it’s the VETS..!! These men who raised money in the name of VETS and then spent that money on themselves are completely SHAMEFUL….!!!

  • randolph.poole

    There are P’sOS who portray themselves as ethical persons no matter where you go today. This charity happens to be headed by two P’sOS that are “veterans.” I wonder if scrutiny was given to these so-called “veterans'” service records? It would not surprise me if serious discrepancies exist between the records presented publicly by these two turds and their official service records.

  • grin-n-barrett

    You have to do your homework before you give. There are tracking sites who rate these guys on their donation numbers. Charity Navigator is one that I use. I don’t donate to anyone who keeps more than 20% of the funds for themselves. They do need to operate so…… Check them often as they change based on their actions. I try to remember to verify before I donate, which I try to do in lumps, several times a year.

  • jsa

    clean house, whichever president will do it. present one will not. no balls

  • Peter Morey

    These corrupt officials are never punished or fired. Time the politician take away the unions ability tpo prevent outright fraud. Fire the whole bunch of top officials look inward there are many good VA personel who could to a far better jod than these beurocrats who are useless.

  • The Redman

    white-folks love 2 steal money. they don’t care who its 4.

  • The Redman

    white-folks ruined the u.s.

  • 77099

    I get about 10 calls a week soliciting funds, mostly to “benefit” our vets. Bill O’Reilly has a donation site and claims all goes to the Vets. I think I will try to find that and go on the DO NOT call list.

  • Rodney Steward

    There’s a special place in HE$$ for people like this, and this is about as low as a person can go, unless it’s Obama!

  • Bob666

    Just Like the six million that Trump raised for-but never gave to veterans?

  • SailorLady

    I am not Catholic, but Catholic Charities has lead the pack for many long years by handing over an average 96%, I believe, of all charity donations to those who need it most. I don’t donate money OR my time to ANY Organization that can’t document a track record like that.