Just got a call from 330-752-1253. Caller ID was “Ohio Call”. Answered and nobody was there. Hung up. Odd. Googled it. Found out they do this alot. Apparently the organization is “The American Veterans Relief Foundation” and they’re not one of the better ones:
One of the larger charities mentioned by the American Institute of Philantrophy report was The American Veterans Relief Foundation. According to a Fox news report, for every $100 contributed, only $16 ended up going to veterans and $84 was spent on operations expenses, such as salaries and marketing.
If you want to support the troops, I’d steer clear of these guys. Sounds like they are actively making calls to both recruit volunteers and raise money.