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veterans\' charity criticized on finances
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A national charity was set up to provide hobby and manual kits for disabled veterans, which was criticized by the charity rating group, which said it spent too much money on raising funds.
The New York-based independent rating agency, the National Bureau of Charitable information, is also questioning whether the charity helps hospitalized veterans.
The University of San Diego fully disclosed that it provided funding to the relevant groups, which, among other things, advocated mandatory drug testing for high school students and workers.
Helping hospitalized veterans has started a widely publicized campaign to buy snacks for American troops in the Persian Gulf.
Newspapers and magazines across the country advertise.
The controversial issue in the investigation by the Bureau of Charitable information is the issue related to all charities: how much of the donated money goes to the expected charity, whether the funds claimed to be expenditure on education have strict information purposes.
Hospital veterans of Hospitalized ementhelp have never been charged with failing to deliver the promised goods.
George Brown, spokesman for the federal Department of Veterans Affairs, said the craft and model kit provided by the charity has been welcomed by many for a long timeterm patients.
Raised $10 million in 1988 ads set up in 1971 to Help Hospitalized Veterans raise $10 million last year to purchase kits and distribute them to veterans hospitals and military hospitals
Roger Charbin, chairman and founder of the charity, said yesterday that he had just learned about the Information Bureau.
He said he hopes to resolve any problems as soon as possible in his talks with officers of the bureau.
But he said, \"we are doing what we think is right and we provide fair value for donations from donors.
\"The better bureau of commerce council, which also ratings charities, said it was conducting routine annual reviews of helping hospitalized veterans, but added that in the 1989 assessment, the group has met all standards.
Of the 300 charities studied by the National Bureau of Charitable information, about 80% met all the criteria of the group and 90% met the criteria for the group to use at least 60% of its income for projects.
The business development board reviews approximately 400 charities each year;
The vice-president of the Council, Bennett Weiner, said that about 70% of people are in line with all of its guidelines, and that more than 90% are in line with its guidelines, that is, 50% of total income, for projects.
In 1988, the charity Information Bureau criticized helping hospitalized veterans, saying that in the fiscal year 1987, the charity spent 45% of its total revenue on fundraising and management.
\"They did not meet this standard in 1988,\" said Bureau president Kenneth Albrecht . \".
\"According to our review, it seems that they will not meet this and other standards in 1990.
\"In the financial year report as of July, helping hospitalized veterans said they spent about $3.
5 million, or 35% of its contributions, for the toolkit for veterans.
It is reported that the charity also spent nearly $2 million on public education activities, accounting for about 19% of total revenue.
The charity information office of AdvertisementHoleri Faruolo research assistant claims that the charity will spend too much money on the fund
A campaign to educate.
If the charity includes educational materials, some solicitation fees can be listed as project costs.
But more and more people are criticizing why they say they have too many funds.
Increase the cost of education. Mr.
Cha Ping said he was not aware of any problems with the financial statements of the charity, which were audited by an independent accountant. Mr.
Albrecht said he was concerned that the organization\'s donors recently did not know that 10% of all donated funds went to Citizens for drug-free US companies.
The groups, founded in late 1980s, share some members with board members in helping hospitalized veterans.
Charbin is their paid director. Mr.
Albrecht said his team\'s conclusions were preliminary, but they added that they were \"unlikely\" to change.
He said the bureau is expected to release its final report early next year.
The team at Chapin had the opportunity to respond formally.
The charity information bureau says its own funds come from individuals, foundations, companies and chambers of commerce.
In its mail solicitation, helping hospitalized veterans mention in small form that it plans to use \"a small portion of our organization\'s resources to combat the terrible scourge of drugs on our land.
\"It says it\'s because of the drug problem with hospitalized veterans.
However, the organization did not specify that the flow of funds reaching about $1 million last year was directed to two closely related organizations.
In a separate fund
To raise material, a drug-free American citizen says they are lobbying for tougher drug laws, including mandatory drug testing, educational activities, and establishing fees for students and workers in private businesses
Individuals can call the toll-free phone number to provide the police with tips on drug dealers. Mr.
Charping said he believes helping hospitalized veterans disclose their drugs
The relevant activities are sufficient, but he added that he would be willing to change any statement if the information bureau officer objected.
\"We are very proud of what we are doing and have no intention of concealing it,\" he said . \".
A gift of biscuits and chips.
Weiner of the Better Business Council says veterans groups have disclosed their drugs
Relevant activities are being studied as part of a routine annual review. Mr.
The organization has raised more than $2, Mr. Chaping said.
9 million send snack gift boxes to military personnel in the Persian Gulf.
The box is called \"G \". I.
It contains cookies, raisins and potato chips.
He said any excess income raised during the promotion will be used to buy more snack packages or donate to charities like the USS. O.
He stressed that the funds would not be used for any regular Programs to Help Hospitalized Veterans, such as drugs.
Combat activities. Mr.
Chapin also directed a charity project in the 1960s S, sending about 600,000 packs of candy, nail clippers and guns
Cleaning solution for US troops in Vietnam
He led an unsuccessful charity to raise funds to provide holidays for former prisoners of war returning from Southeast Asia. Mr.
Albrecht said his organization did not criticize the campaign to Help Hospitalized Veterans deliver snacks to soldiers in the Persian Gulf. Mr.
Chapin said that his team will conduct a separate audit of the Persian Gulf project once it is completed and publish the results.
A version of the article appeared on page 1001050 of the National edition in December 1, 1990, titled: veterans charities are financially criticized.