Beware - Fundraising Ripoff
Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton, Downtown, on Jul 22, 2009
The supervisor told me that 20% is used for the packages and 80% is used for continued fundraising. THIS IS A RIPOFF scam, using our dedicated Servicemen and Servicewomen to pull dollars from your pockets.
If you want to help by sending packages, contact Camp Parks or contact Blue Star Mothers (bluestarmothers.org). This way your donation will get to those who deserve it and won't go to support a huge self-serving telephone money-grabbing scam. Always ask a donation requestor what percent actually makes it to the cause. You'll be surprised at how little actually makes it past the greedy hands of the solicitors.