Saturday, January 21, 2012

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans: Crime in progress part 15

More donations being rerouted and not getting to the veterans.

It has been reported that a group of elderly ladies donated a bunch of blankets to the veterans home just before christmas, which never got to the veterans. Seems each blanket had a little envelope tucked inside the folded blankets, thanking the veterans for their service. Well, last week one of the ladies who brought the blankets came into the home and asked what happened to them. They were told that no one knew. Then she told the volunteer that one of her ladies from her group found 2 of those blankets at a local 2nd hand store! And they were wondering if ANY of us got their blankets.

Well, after hearing this, we checked and sure enough, no one has seen any of those little envelopes. So here we have another example of stuff coming in, that never gets to the veterans.

Apparently it is now policy that if someone donates anything, the home decides what to do with it. It doesn't necessarily go to the veterans, and people who donate things to the vets, should be told that veterans may not get them.

This kind of policy causes people to stop giving not only to the veterans but other charitable organizations, when this kind of thing happens. It angers me to see these good people being taken advantage of.

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