In lieu of attending the latest GOP debate, Donald Trump held his own event, which was aimed at raising money for veterans through the Donald J. Trump Foundation. The event rose over $6 million, which will be distributed to 22 different veterans groups. Some are questioning the legality of the fundraiser, but that’s not the focus of this blog. Rather, we want to take a closer look at the charities receiving the funds in case you wish to know if these are charities worthy of your trust and support.
Of the 22 veterans groups receiving some part of the donations raised, 6 are currently rated by us. Fisher House Foundation, which provides housing to military families near where their loved one is receiving treatment, has received 12 consecutive 4 star ratings! Disabled American Veterans Charitable Trust, which supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs that provide direct service to veterans, is a 4 star organization. Homes for Our Troops, a 4 star organization, builds specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Hope for the Warriors, which has received five consecutive 4 star ratings, provides support programs for veterans and their families. Operation Homefront, another 4 star organization, provides emergency financial assistance to the families of our veterans. The Navy SEAL Foundation, which has received five consecutive four star ratings, provides support, health and welfare programs to Navy SEAL veterans.
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