Charity blows cash for vets on M&M's and hand sanitizer5/9/2012
If you've donated money to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation, sleep easy knowing that your hard-earned cash most likely went to pay for hand sanitizer, coconut M&M's, a needlepoint-design pillowcase and other junk. Wait, what? That's according to a CNN investigation into the organization's IRS filings, which disturbingly show that generous folks like yourselves have donated $55.9 million to the charity since 2007, yet almost no cash has gone to help the veterans. DVNF's frivolous expenses include an outrageous $61 million to a direct-mail company tasked with shilling for further donations. Not surprisingly, independent nonprofit CharityWatch has given DVNF an "F," and so do we.
How do you think DVNF should be punished?