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  • Nr
    NRC programs Apr 08, 2011
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    I am writing again in behalf of National Relief Charities to clear up several areas of confusion. AIRC is one of eight programs of National Relief Charities. NRC provides over 26 different services to over 75 reservations. Our fundraising calls are based on the need, which is constantly changing. On a given day, we may call about a blizzard or tornado, kids starting school without school supplies, contaminated drinking water in a community, food bank shortages, or other needs related to health, housing, or safety... those basic human needs that go unmet unless someone calls attention to them. Our response to each need falls under a different program, such as AIRC, SWIRC, and so forth. So yes, we call for different programs.

    Regarding increasing donations, a donor is always in charge of what they give. NRC never increases someone's donations without their permission. Over 70% of NRC's revenue goes toward programs. This is based on independently audited financials and well documented in our Annual Report and Effectiveness Report in our press room at www.nrcprograms.org. We are aware of misinformation that exists on the Internet about misuse of funds. The settlement agreement for that issue (now 17 years old) clearly states "no finding of wrongdoing on the part of AIRC or NRC, " and no penalty paid by us because there was no wrongdoing.

    If a donor asks to be removed from the AIRC call list and mailing list, they are removed. If they ask to be removed from other NRC program lists, they are removed. A donor may specify how many times a year they wish to be called for any given program. Please call [protected] for AIRC requests and [protected] for other program requests. It is up to the donor to take these actions.

    One last clarification is regarding the references to dishwashers, veterans, tribes, and animal registration. We consistently share with the media and public that Native Americans have the highest rate of military service of any ethnic group in the U.S. You may have read in some our success stories about participants that they were veterans or dishwashers or teachers or judges or many other professions. These stories relate to specific individuals and reflect their stories that they shared with us. Regarding animals, we do have a sage page on our ROAR program site that allows animals lovers and supporters to post a photo of their own companion animals and to vote on their favorite photos. Regarding tribes, NRC does not offer donors the opportunity to become an honorary "member" of a tribe. We understand there may be some nonprofits who do this, but it has never been a practice of NRC or any of our programs. We hope this clears up any confusion on these issues.

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  • Az
    azgalatea Apr 02, 2011
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    National Relief Charities is AIRC. They are the same. They associate & create 'fake' groups for each tribe in your locale or your liking. They do NOT stop contacting you and have a "sophisticated" method of increasing your contributions or saying that they will work with you on your contributions. ha ha. What if you don't want to "work" with them? That is NOT an option for them. They say "We also offer donors the opportunity to specify how many times they wish to be called during the year". But the range is 1->infintity. They do not accept zero as an answer.

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  • Az
    azgalatea Apr 02, 2011
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    AIRC lies. They do NOT remove you from their calling or mail list. They increase your "donations" . They ignore your requests to remove you from their lists. They lie. They use most of the money to support the owner: see Web research. They insult us saying we are either "Veterans or dishwashers". No joke. check it out, or will they change that after this post? After all, they just want your money for them, not us. Note that AIRC is also the "owner" of many other 'fake' nonprofits to individual tribes. In fact, they will even make you an honorany Indian of your favorite tribe if you give them money. They will even allow you to register your dog and post pics of him if you give them money. SCAM it is for sure.

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  • Az
    azgalatea Apr 02, 2011
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    "If a donor so requests, we are more than happy to remove a phone number from our program calling list." This is a lie. "We also offer donors the opportunity to specify how many times they wish to be called during the year. " This is another lie: Just a way to get more of your money for the owner of this scam, not for the people. Check out their Web site where they refer to us as Veterans *or* diswashers.

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  • Nr
    NRC programs Mar 31, 2011
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    AIRC is a program of National Relief Charities. The need on the reservation is always there, and this drives the need for ongoing fundraising. However, our fundraising team certainly does not want to inundate people with calls. When we do call donors, we never know whether they are home or able to donate. And sometimes our calls become a chance for them to ask a question or get an update on the reservations… even if they do not donate during the call.

    We are sorry you are upset. If a donor so requests, we are more than happy to remove a phone number from our program calling list. We also offer donors the opportunity to specify how many times they wish to be called during the year. Please contact AIRC donor relations at [protected] to determine which approach is best for you.

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