RECENTLY ON TOL:
- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Throughout the year and most often during special times of the year, i get solicitation from what seem to be well meaning fund raisers.
Fire Fighters associations
Disabled Fire Fighters
Campaigns to keep kids off drugs
Police Chief Organizations
National association for Law Enforcement killed in the line of duty
All using the name of public security providers in the community, state or nation claiming to be doing something worthy for the community they serve. With checking further I find that they pledges as little as 25% and even less to their good cause. 75% or more goes to the administration of the fund raiser.
I perceive many of these fund r raising efforts to be a scam or close to it. They contribute to a bad name for the public agencies they purport to represent.
I think you need to do a public airing of these efforts. Most recent request was from Washington County Police Officers Association claiming to need money for food for the disadvantaged. Upon check further 25 cents of every dollar goes for food. Their phone number is (503) 642-1452. The State Attorney General has some interesting insight on the WEB to many but not all of these fund raiser.
posted 2 years, 6 months ago
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