Re: Disabled Veterans National Foundation
Dear Mr. Simpson:
We are the unpaid members of the Board of Directors of Disabled Veterans National Foundation
(DVNF). We were all disappointed to see your interviews on the recent CNN programs.
You are, no doubt, familiar with the difficulty of raising funds for veteran causes in today’s
economy. You have looked to organizations like DVNF to assist you and we have done so.
Your pejorative description of the items you received from DVNF was most disturbing. To
refresh your recollection, please find the enclosed documents that contain inventories of items that
DVNF provided to you consistent with your communications with our organization. You spent
an inordinate amount of time in your interview talking about the shoes that were “dumped” on
you by DVNF. In reality, the inventories show that DVNF did not send you any shoes, but
perhaps someone else did.
You also made fun of some of the sent items, such as candy. To refresh your memory
enclosed are two letters received from you. In the letters there are quotes, which we would like
to point out to you. In your letter of October 10, 2011 to DVNF, contrary to your interview, you
stated, “The furniture was given to veterans in the camps and at various housing facilities in the
area. Cough drops and hand sanitizer will be distributed as needed in the upcoming months…
We appreciate the sacrifice of your organizations (sic) time and resources to help us with this
gift. I thank you for helping our veterans with this gift.”
Perhaps you were confused or “blinded by the lights.” We are asking you as someone who has
dedicated your life to helping veterans, as we have, to make an effort to set the record straight.
DVNF has suffered an extreme amount of damage to its reputation as a result of inaccurate
reporting and half-truths. We hope you will make an effort to correct the record.
Very truly yours,
The Board of DVNF