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How can non-vets participate?
100 Vets is a group of veterans focused on helping other veterans. However, we welcome participation by anyone who supports our causes. Please join us! We'd love to have you.
How does it all work?
100 Vets Who Give a Damn is made up of at least 100 registered members who are committed to seeing their charitable efforts have a direct and immediate impact. Every person who registers is committed to donating whatever he or she can afford at each meeting to charities voted on by our membership. Our personal contribution goal is $100 each meeting, but we appreciate whatever anyone can afford to contribute. When each member registers, he or she nominates one not-for-profit or charity group to be in the running to receive a donation. One week before each meeting, 3 charities will be drawn at random and will be contacted to prepare a short (5 minute) presentation on the night of the meeting. From those charities, everyone present at the meeting will then vote for a winner and $100 checks are written out and donated on the spot to the charity receiving the most votes! 100 Vets x $ 100 = $10,000 (or more)!
How do I become a member of 100 Vets Who Give a Damn DFW?
To become a member of 100 Vets Who Give a Damn – DFW, simply join our contact list and fill out our Membership Form. For additional membership information, or to find out how you can help contact us at 100VetsDFW@gmail.com.
Do I have to make a commitment?
Yes, you commit to writing a check for whatever you can afford. The goal is $100 for each meeting you attend, but we understand if that's not always possible. We hope that you can attend all four of our quarterly meetings. You can withdraw from our contact list at anytime by contacting us. However, if you join, we ask that you please participate.
How many meetings am I required to attend?
We hope you can make all four quarterly meetings. However, we are grateful for any meeting you can attend and write a check for whatever you can reasonably afford. Just remember to register for each meeting.
May I send my check directly to the charity myself?
Sorry, no. If the goal of 100 Vets Who Care – DFW is to make one BIG donation on behalf of the whole group, the answer has to be “no”. To make a BIG impact, we want to present $10,000+ dollars at the end of our meeting. The BIG impact helps our winning charities get BIG attention. The only way to do that is to make each member’s donation part of the larger donation. This is the power of being a member. We also need to be able to track your donations so that you get credit for the donation and remain in good standing. Only members in good standing can nominate, attend, and vote.
What if I cannot attend a meeting?
If a member cannot attend a quarterly meeting, we would request that he or she send in a blank, signed check along with a trusted fellow member who will be attending.
How long do the meetings last?
The meeting itself is from 7pm - 7:30pm. We encourage you to come at 6:00pm for drinks, networking and to get to know the brothers and sisters you are banding together with. We’ll have refreshments waiting.
Is membership limited to 100?
No, that would not be fair to the charities, would it? If we can make a BIG impact with 100, why not invite a friend and make an even BIGGER impact? Remember, we’re doing this for the charities and our community, not just for us.
How do the charities get picked? Which charities are eligible?
A member may nominate up to three registered charities by sending an email to 100VetsDFW@gmail.com with the name, phone number and website of each charity. (Please read the criteria on the “charities” page before nominating.) Once you have nominated up to three charities, you may not nominate again until the next year- this includes those whose charity gets picked for donation. Any registered not-for-profit group or charity that has existed for over 1 year is eligible for nomination.
Are my donations tax deductible?
Yes! Tax receipts will be written out by the awarded charity, NOT by 100 Vets Who Give a Damn. This is what your mailing address information will be used for. Expect to receive your receipt of donation within a month of each meeting.
May I bring a friend?
Yes, please do. We only ask that your friend donates a $100 check along with everyone else on the night that they attends. If your friend would like to be a member we will have registration forms available at the meeting; without being a registered and committed member though, friends are unable to vote for the charity at the meeting.
Does any of my donation go to administration costs of 100 Vets Who Give a Damn?
No, 100 Vets Who Give a Damn DFW is organized and operated entirely by volunteers. Our meeting space has been graciously sponored by the Fort Worth Airpower Council. 100% of the money raised at our meetings goes directly to the selected organization.