Oh yeh, john.......I think I'd like to go to the "STEAMHOUSE"!
One thing I learned awhile back about telemarketers or mail asking for money..
I ask how big of the percentage goes to the cause..If its not 80 percent, I dont give...Then I also ask to the phone person,"Are you being paid for this or are you a volunteer?"
If they are paid, I dont give.
For instance...here, you have the sherriffs dept or Highway patrol...both of these groups only have less than 40 percent going to the cause...You will get a sticker in the mail, but its bogus,,It doesnt keep you from getting tickets ore anything like that..And, in these 2 mentioned orgs, neither one are really affiliated with the law agencies I found out.
Just a tidbit of information for when you get a call...Now you have 2 questions you can ask to help you decide if you should give or not
Oh yeh,...I'm in Tx. and the same mean stuff happens to animals down here too.