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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    My Wife & myself are in the process of making new wills. We have no heirs. We have been looking into leaving a significant amt of money to the PVA, Wounded Warrior Project, Salvation Army,etc.

    Looking for any insight by anyone who has benefitted from these and or other organizations.

    Appreciate the help

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  2. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Your Local Humane Society. Almost nothing goes to anything but administration when you give to the National Humane Society.
     
  3. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Thanx to the guys who pm'd me so far the Salvation Army is at the top of my list, foolwed by hospice--still looking for a lot of real suggestions-- we're not talking about chump change. this is why my wife & myself are concerned. we checked out the wounded warrior program--top heavy with saleries & bonuses.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  4. twotimer

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    Phil check out your local church. Many use 100% of what they get for charity, no adminstrative expense. Not picking one over another, we go to a methodist church and they have a ministry engaged in helping the poor. Others do also! Good luck, Mike
     
  5. j.davis

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    try African Americans for Obama.....
     
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    National Rifle Association.
     
  7. postmastertim

    postmastertim Wheels are falling off.... TS Supporters

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    Here's a list of the top rated charities and how much actually goes to the charity.

    Tim
     
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    I support the Wounded Warrior Project! My nephew was badly wounded in Iraq and the WWP really helped him out. I also support Veterans organizations, I belong to the VFW and American Legion and try to go to the local VA to help at least once a month.

    Oscar
     
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    LMAO at Frank. I thought the same thing.

    Dad is that you........
     
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    Local dog shelter yes, if they are affiliated with the Humane Society NO.
     
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    Scholarships for needy students in your home town?
     
  12. SirMissalott

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    Toys for tots, food for the poor, second harvest food bank. Most anything that is Faith Based "SEEMS" to have a higher ratio of $$ going to the right place.
     
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    Disabled American Vets...they are superior advocates. They provide mobile NSO's (national service officers), local transportation for medical appointments with a volunteer network. They don't bombard you with mailings and may have a chapter in your area so you get the benefit of helping neighbors that served your country. Regards, Matt.
     
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    I agree with the local church suggestion.However,be sure to check out how they handle donations.Not all will, but some will allow specific donations to a particuliar venue,I.E.,,building fund,Missionary work,food bank,etc.Usually ,and make sure of this,if it's designated into a specific fund it will not be used anywhere else and can not be transfered to another venue.

    Doug H.
     
  15. TinMan88

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    "Dog shelter". Honestly? I feel humble to even post about this, but here goes. Scholarships of your choosing. Food banks. Citizens Commitee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Alan Gottlieb and his group are very effective and often are ahead of the NRA with issues. They are low budget and hard working. I am a donor and NOT affiliated with the org. Respectfully, The TinMan

    PS My Aunt faced a similar dilemma. Gave her house and all wealth to buy two new Ambulances for the district fire/EMS.
     
  16. porky

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    Rather than give specified amounts to charities, set up trust fund, from which each year the charities can draw a certain amount of the principal. Also, look for orphanages. They are struggling too. Every month I donate cash to an orphanage in NY State called Freedom Village.
     
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    Here`s another site where you can get info on Charities. Beware Komen.
    Regards, Pete
     
  18. timberfaller

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    Wycliffe Bible Translators is a good Non-profit group. There are a lot of small Church camps that can always use help. Most have scholarship programs so the really poor can go to camps.

    Absolutely not to any one associated with the HSUS!! Donated monies go to The Brady Campaign, ALF(Animal Liberation Front)and Anti-hunting groups like PETA.

    Good Luck and Make it Count whatever you decide to do.
     
  19. Hauxfan

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    I'm not to old to be adopted. ;-)

    Just kidding.

    I'm sure you can find someone or some worthwhile cause to leave it to.

    Hauxfan!
     
  20. MDMike

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    Could you please PM me with your full name so that I can put it on my birth certificate...... No seriously, a trust fund that paid out over the years sounds to me like the way to go instead of a lump sum. When some organizations get a large amount of money, they tend to spend it all at once.....
     
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