Men soliciting donations, selling meat claim to be with Oklahoma veterans organization

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ROGERS COUNTY, Okla. – Oklahoma residents say they have been approached by two men asking for donations, claiming to be with a local veterans organization.

C’Ann Walton says she is pretty wary of anyone who solicits at her rural Rogers County home.

When her daughter said that a man was asking to speak with an adult, she says she was on alert.

“He had his arms up like this and was like, ‘Don’t shoot me, don’t shoot me.¬†We’re with the Folds of Honor,” Walton told FOX 23.

Deputies with the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office say they received several reports of two men asking for donations from residents.

All the reports say the men were driving a light blue van. In some instances, they were selling meat and said they would accept food stamps, cash, credit cards and anything else on trade for the organization.

A representative with Folds of Honor say the men are not with their organization.

“Folds of Honor does not, and will not, solicit door-to-door donations. For the privacy of our donors, we only accept online donations and donations by mail to our headquarters in Owasso, Oklahoma. Any other form of donation request is not representative of Folds of Honor. Our singular mission is to provide educational scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen and disabled service members. This has been our mission since the organization was founded in 2007,” a statement from the group read.

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