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HVA Declaration of Moral & Financial Integrity
        Integrity is the qualifications of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. It is generally a personal choice to hold oneself to consistent moral and ethical standards. In ethics, integrity is regarded by many people as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one's actions.

“In the tax-exempt sector, it is hard to find any category of organizations that has been subject to more misuse, abuse, manipulation, and misrepresentation than groups that claim to serve or speak for veterans”.
  -Rick Cohen, National Correspondent for Non-Profit Quarterly Magazine

  HVA and its Board of Directors, having observed the many failures, short comings and the ill actions of other organizations claiming to be a rock for our Veterans, does therefore desire to set themselves apart and make public their intention of true moral, ethical, and financial integrity as it pertains to our efforts and our work within HVA both for and with the veteran heroes of our armed forces.
  HVA Therefore makes the following declaration and statement, the basis for all operations and endeavors within the functioning body and programs of HVA:

MORAL, ETHICS
1)a lesson, especially one concerning what is right or prudent, that can be derived from a story, a piece of information, or an experience.
2)A person’s standards of behavior or beliefs concerning what is and is not acceptable for them to do.

  HVA declares its moral, ethical, and financial standard as the following:
A) HVA shall neither misuse or exploit monies donated or allocated to the organization for the care of its clients, our veterans, for any personal or extravagant use. This shall include the use of private jets, cars, and the ill suggested use of said funds to finance elaborate parties in order to attract potential donors. Donors shall be obtained through proper channels and with no “smoky mirror attractions”. It is HVA’s position that a well-meaning donor will see HVA’s cause, not how much of the veterans’ money we are willing to spend on frivolous ends, in order to garner their respect and participation in the program.

B) HVA shall also not misuse or exploit the clients, the veterans themselves, for monetary gain through any channels. All learning skills taught to the veterans through the HVA Learning Center for the Development and Advancement of Self Sufficiency shall be used for the long-term purpose of their full-time employability and financial security. All work performed by the veterans at the HVA Learning Facility shall be for learning purposes only and they shall be paid fairly without regard to their living arrangements within the facility. Should a profit be made through their voluntary employment within HVA, whether this be through items made and sold, or outside work performed for an entity outside of HVA, this excess money shall go straight into HVA’s accounts with the absolute intention of passing it on to other veterans who need help. None of this money shall be collected by or distributed amongst the Board of Directors or any employee of HVA. 

C)All money spent by HVA, whether from donations or grants, shall be spent properly and reasonably. No unreasonable expenditures will be permitted. These would include the previously stated, but not limited to, activities requiring expensive and unnecessary rental cars, jets and lavish parties, galas or ceremonies for Board Members and potential donors. All money spent shall be clearly recorded and reasonably explained through proper documentation to the general public as well as the veterans themselves, whom this money was originally to be used for. These people have the right to know how and where HVA is spending money at all times. No money shall be spent on special interest groups or political candidates in any shape or form. All of these things shall be considered a misallocation of funds and should be promptly investigated and dealt with appropriately. HVA may, however, donate excess funds, within reason, to organizations such as HVA, which does further our cause in assisting veterans in some capacity or another, depending on that particular organization’s function.

D)All financial records within HVA shall be made and kept public at all times for the public to see and investigate. By doing this, HVA will ensure proper financial integrity and responsibility within our organization and its programs.
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