Q: Are Senior Veterans, Inc./RiversideHonor.com, Wreaths Across America, Inc. and the VA’s National Cemeteries connected?
A: No, we are not. Senior Veterans Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 charity, EIN #45-4128580, established November 15, 2011. We own, operate and maintain the secure site, RiversideHonor.com. We are responsible for promoting and bringing this story to the people of southern California. Furthermore, we are responsible for collecting and holding all donations in escrow until the deadline date of November 30, 2023. At that time, donations, minus operating expenses, are electronically forwarded to Wreaths Across America, Inc. for fulfillment. WAA makes the wreaths and delivers them to the cemeteries for placement on December 16, 2023. The cemeteries act as hosts/destinations. The parties do not collaborate, represent, speak for, endorse or partner with each other or any other media outlets, local, state or federal agencies or other philanthropic groups.
Q: When I made my wreath donation(s) at RiversideHonor.com, I received a receipt that shows my payment was processed by Senior Veterans, Inc., P.O. Box 61030, Colorado Springs, CO, 80960. Why is that?
A: By law, your receipt shows our charity’s legal name, our EIN (#45-412850) and your donation amount should you choose to use this for tax purposes. Your donation may qualify as a taxable deduction. Keep your receipt or print your W-9 on the “About Us” page and consult your tax advisor.
Q: What happens if I fail to make my wreath donation(s) by the deadline date of November 30, 2023?
A: This is a hard deadline. Your wreath(s) will not be delivered to the cemetery in time to be placed on December 16, 2023. We will not refund your money. Instead, we will carry over your request to 2024.
December 16, 2023-Public Ceremony & Wreath Placement, 9:00 am
Q: Can I request that my wreath(s) be placed on a specific grave(s)?
A: No, that option is not available at Riverside National Cemetery.
Q: Can I make my donation by check and send it in the mail?
A: You certainly can. Our mailing address is Senior Veterans, Inc., P.O. Box 61030, Colorado Springs, CO 80960. Please add “Riverside Wreath Campaign” on the memo portion of the check. We will send you a receipt only if you request it by February, 2024.
Q: How does RiversideHonor.com promote their mission in the southern California area? How can the public thoroughly vet your charity, Senior Veterans, Inc.?
A: The attached press release will be sent to the local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX television stations 10 days prior to Veterans Day, November 11. The stations will be asked to run this local story on their morning, noon, and evening newscasts prior to Veterans Day. Additionally, our charity has selected a prominent, local veteran to function as a contact/spokesperson for these stations. We encourage the public to vet our charity by viewing our legal documentation on the “About Us” page on this site.