678-298-2073
GA, US
Tifani
Tifani
2014-06-06 22:19:08
Unknown
This number has been calling me 5 times a day every day for the past 3 months. They never leave messages. Is there any way to find out who this is?
kah
kah
2014-05-21 16:53:24
Unknown
Receive several calls daily from these folks.  No one can tell me what percentage goes to help the homeless and HOW they help the homeless.  I have been reduced to begging for release from their list - to no avail.  I don't know what to do to get rid of these leaches.  Nothing has convinced me that I would WANT to help them; I would prefer to help folks that I KNOW are actually being helped.  If you are from Nspire or hope house - please remove those folks who do not want your calls.  You are making enemies, even if you are real.  Who is getting served?
Mr. X
Mr. X
2014-05-17 14:31:52
Unknown
Then please tell your organization that 37 calls to one single phone number, in the course of two weeks is extensive and unnecessary.  If I wanted to donate, I'd call you. I do not appreciate your "wake up calls" and your failure to answer when I actually do answer the phone.  As a result, you'll never get a thing from me and I'll send my donations to other responsible organizations as I have for the past thirty years.
GG
GG
2014-05-14 10:38:44
Unknown
I've asked to be taken off the list several times and I still get calls from this company.  This company is now being investigated by the Georgia Secretary of State.  Serves them right.
Where do 'pink bag' donations go?

Here is a video about the shenanigans of Nspire.
http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/2-investigat ... ions-go/vCZmkJ/

Here is an article about the shenanigans of Nspire.
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/2investigates- ... tions-go/nfsD6/

A Channel 2 Action News Investigation uncovered complaints that donations made to a local charity are not getting to those in need.

The charity said those donations help provide jobs to battered women and the homeless.

Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh spoke to two women who said the organization put them out on the streets.

The clients work in a call center soliciting clothing donations for charity. Kavanaugh discovered that some of those donations end up in a for-profit thrift store. Some of the women who turned to the charity for help told Kavanaugh that help came at a price.

"There were literally bags everywhere, all over the neighborhood. You can't miss them because they are pink," homeowner Ike Yancey told Kavanaugh.

Yancey said the pink plastic bags were plastered all over his Milton neighborhood. The bags say, ?clothing for a cause,? but Yancey told Kavanaugh he does not know what that cause is.

"There is no way to know where your donation is going," said Yancey.

"It creates an income stream by which we subsidize the cost of the program. Right now we get $312,000 for the year," Gregg Kennard told Kavanaugh about the income he receives from the pink bag donations.

Kennard is the director of Nspire Outreach, a church that operates a 501(c)(3) nonprofit transitional program. The program is funded partially through clothing donations and partially by the very people it's trying to help, the homeless and victims of domestic violence.

"They're getting a residence, they're getting transportation," said Kennard of the program.

In return, their clients, homeless men and women and victims of domestic violence, have to work 40 hours per week in the Nspire Call Center soliciting donations. The job and shared apartments come at a cost of $4,800, and clients agree to pay off the program fee over 12 months, again by working in the Nspire call center. Some charity experts said that could be considered a conflict of interest.

"The check goes directly to (Nspire)," said former client Charnese Tate. Tate said that Nspire gave her a $25 weekly stipend.

Kavanaugh asked Tate, "What does $25 a week do for a mom with three kids?" Tate replied, "Make her cry."

While at work, the clients have to meet a quota. Get five people to say "Yes" to a donation or get off the phones and don't get paid.

"If you don't get enough confirmation calls to say, 'Yes you can come by to pick up a donation in the name of the poor,' then you will go off the clock," said Tate.

"They go off the clock? Well, then they are not earning money, right?," Kavanaugh asked Kennard. "Right," Kennard confirmed.

That could be a violation of Federal Wage and Hour Laws according to U.S. Department of Labor regulations.

"Late for church, it was a fine, being late for work, either you get your pay docked or it was a fine. Your area wasn't clean, it was a $50 fine," said Cassandra Bethea, another former client of Nspire. Bethea spoke with Kavanaugh via Skype.

Both mothers said they were facing homelessness when they turned to Nspire. Both claim that after minor infractions, Nspire put them out on the street.

"You go there broke, but I think they try to make you leave there in pieces," said Tate.

"I finally have dreams," said one Nspire client featured on one of their promotional videos.

"I'm in a far, far better place now than it would have been were it not for Nspire," said another client.

Kennard said beyond the call center, clients get job training through Nspire's for-profit businesses. According to their website, they offering printing, moving even music production services.

Kavanaugh asked Kennard, "You want people to trust that the money is going where you say it is going."

Kennard replied, "Well there is good reason to trust us, we've been doing this for seven years."

Nspire calls their call center the "lifeblood" of their operation. Most donations end up for sale at Park Avenue thrift stores across the southeast. The clothing pick-up companies that distributes the pink bags are operated by the same people that operate the thrift store. Nspire's call center is located inside the Lawrenceville store location.

Tate said of the donations, "It's not getting to the people."

Channel 2 spoke with several Nspire clients who said the program helped them turn their life around. Many stayed with the program long-term, living in the shared apartments.

Kavanaugh spoke with the Gwinnett County District Attorney who said he has opened up a file on the group.

The Georgia Secretary of State's Office, who regulates nonprofits, said they have received several complaints about the group and has launched an investigation into them.

Kavanaugh asked to see the groups 990s to account for the financials, however Nspire said they have never filed 990s because they are exempt from doing so as a church. They did provide their original application for 501(c)(3) status.

The application was filed under another name, Saint David's Community Church, and does not include the current fundraising methods and social services Nspire said they offer.

Kennard provided a PDF of their financials with no further substantiation of their spending and income.
Me
Me
2014-05-14 10:37:14
Non-profit Organization
I've asked to be taken off the list several times and I still get calls from this company.  This company is now being investigated by the Georgia Secretary of State.  Serves them right.
Where do 'pink bag' donations go?
Here is a video about the shenanigans of Nspire.
http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/2-investigat ... ions-go/vCZmkJ/

Here is an article abour the shenanigans of Nspire.
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/2investigates- ... tions-go/nfsD6/

A Channel 2 Action News Investigation uncovered complaints that donations made to a local charity are not getting to those in need.

The charity said those donations help provide jobs to battered women and the homeless.

Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh spoke to two women who said the organization put them out on the streets.

The clients work in a call center soliciting clothing donations for charity. Kavanaugh discovered that some of those donations end up in a for-profit thrift store. Some of the women who turned to the charity for help told Kavanaugh that help came at a price.

"There were literally bags everywhere, all over the neighborhood. You can't miss them because they are pink," homeowner Ike Yancey told Kavanaugh.

Yancey said the pink plastic bags were plastered all over his Milton neighborhood. The bags say, ?clothing for a cause,? but Yancey told Kavanaugh he does not know what that cause is.

"There is no way to know where your donation is going," said Yancey.

"It creates an income stream by which we subsidize the cost of the program. Right now we get $312,000 for the year," Gregg Kennard told Kavanaugh about the income he receives from the pink bag donations.

Kennard is the director of Nspire Outreach, a church that operates a 501(c)(3) nonprofit transitional program. The program is funded partially through clothing donations and partially by the very people it's trying to help, the homeless and victims of domestic violence.

"They're getting a residence, they're getting transportation," said Kennard of the program.

In return, their clients, homeless men and women and victims of domestic violence, have to work 40 hours per week in the Nspire Call Center soliciting donations. The job and shared apartments come at a cost of $4,800, and clients agree to pay off the program fee over 12 months, again by working in the Nspire call center. Some charity experts said that could be considered a conflict of interest.

"The check goes directly to (Nspire)," said former client Charnese Tate. Tate said that Nspire gave her a $25 weekly stipend.

Kavanaugh asked Tate, "What does $25 a week do for a mom with three kids?" Tate replied, "Make her cry."

While at work, the clients have to meet a quota. Get five people to say "Yes" to a donation or get off the phones and don't get paid.

"If you don't get enough confirmation calls to say, 'Yes you can come by to pick up a donation in the name of the poor,' then you will go off the clock," said Tate.

"They go off the clock? Well, then they are not earning money, right?," Kavanaugh asked Kennard. "Right," Kennard confirmed.

That could be a violation of Federal Wage and Hour Laws according to U.S. Department of Labor regulations.

"Late for church, it was a fine, being late for work, either you get your pay docked or it was a fine. Your area wasn't clean, it was a $50 fine," said Cassandra Bethea, another former client of Nspire. Bethea spoke with Kavanaugh via Skype.

Both mothers said they were facing homelessness when they turned to Nspire. Both claim that after minor infractions, Nspire put them out on the street.

"You go there broke, but I think they try to make you leave there in pieces," said Tate.

"I finally have dreams," said one Nspire client featured on one of their promotional videos.

"I'm in a far, far better place now than it would have been were it not for Nspire," said another client.

Kennard said beyond the call center, clients get job training through Nspire's for-profit businesses. According to their website, they offering printing, moving even music production services.

Kavanaugh asked Kennard, "You want people to trust that the money is going where you say it is going."

Kennard replied, "Well there is good reason to trust us, we've been doing this for seven years."

Nspire calls their call center the "lifeblood" of their operation. Most donations end up for sale at Park Avenue thrift stores across the southeast. The clothing pick-up companies that distributes the pink bags are operated by the same people that operate the thrift store. Nspire's call center is located inside the Lawrenceville store location.

Tate said of the donations, "It's not getting to the people."

Channel 2 spoke with several Nspire clients who said the program helped them turn their life around. Many stayed with the program long-term, living in the shared apartments.

Kavanaugh spoke with the Gwinnett County District Attorney who said he has opened up a file on the group.

The Georgia Secretary of State's Office, who regulates nonprofits, said they have received several complaints about the group and has launched an investigation into them.

Kavanaugh asked to see the groups 990s to account for the financials, however Nspire said they have never filed 990s because they are exempt from doing so as a church. They did provide their original application for 501(c)(3) status.

The application was filed under another name, Saint David's Community Church, and does not include the current fundraising methods and social services Nspire said they offer.

Kennard provided a PDF of their financials with no further substantiation of their spending and income.
M Dunscomb
M Dunscomb
2014-04-27 21:35:52
Unknown
I get several calls each day from this number.  I do not want to receive any more calls
FedUp
FedUp
2014-04-18 15:58:52
Non-profit Organization
STOP CALLING ME!   I've reported NSPIRE to the FCC and still get daily calls. HOPE is what shows up on my caller ID.   This appears to be a shelter for abuse but I feel like I'm being abused by these DAILY phone calls.  I get it that you want and need money for a good cause but I give through United Way and HOpe House is a member of United Way.  My next step is to complain to United Way to see if they can help stop these calls in Middle Tn.
Nan
Nan
2014-04-14 04:54:40
Unknown
This charity IS LEGITIMATE and anyone who accesses the internet could find that out by going to their website and/or doing some research. (Which I am assuming is anyone who is able to read this).
We have donated clothing to them several times. What is so irritating about donating used/unwanted items that will help others? They even come to YOU to pick up the items; you don't have to leave your comfy chair to take the donations to a drop off point or donation center. And besides getting rid of things you can claim it on taxes. It's a win-win situation for everyone involved!
RE: Your post:
1: As for you being on the DO NOT CALL LIST, it does not cover charities, non-profits, political, or establishments you have done business with. It controls Telemarketing calls (soliciting you to PURCHASE, or refer others who might PURCHASE). Charities are NOT telemarketers.
2: Paying for an unlisted number and finding it on the internet is nothing. Have you ever subscribed to a magazine, belonged to a club, committed a crime, etc? That information is public. Also if you ever signed up for a "free prize", taken a written survey, or ordered anything using a pre-printed order form, you may have unknowingly given authorization to use your information. (Read the terms and conditions)
3. Also it is not YOUR PERSONAL NUMBER that shows up on 'databases.' They don't know you - it's just a random phone number. Most calls like this are done by computers dialing all phone numbers in sequence. You are right...the computer is not smart enough to know it is harassing you and causing this charity to have a bad business practice.
4. You claim that they are unethical because they have been "harassing" you SEVERAL TIMES PER WEEK FOR YEARS. WHAT? You have been getting calls for years and NEVER answered the phone and told them you were not interested and to please remove your number from their list? That is unimaginable.
5. You are even bashing your church and your pastor for 'being fooled' into supporting these charities. Do the pastor and all of the PEOPLE in your church force this on you? I wonder if you support any charitable organization.
FINALLY, if you or your loved ones were ever involved in a natural disaster or tragic event, it would be charitable organizations like the Red Cross, and many many others that would come to your aid. OR would you consider that harassment as well? You must have a miserable life
Nan
Nan
2014-04-13 16:20:30
Unknown
Charities ARE NOT Telemarketers and therefore are not included/covered by the "DO NOT CALL LIST" as well as non-profits, political, and companies you have done business with, or if you signed up for a "free gift" (check the small print). Although, instead of getting irritated that you continue to get calls, simply answer and specifically tell them to please remove your number from their call list. They are supposed to comply; If they don't you can file with the FCC online. (Document when you asked them to stop AND any calls made to you thereafter).
noel
noel
2014-04-09 18:33:43
Unknown
it doesn't matter if you donated before.  they have you on an automated call list.  See my answer below.  I would tell all of my friends not to donate anything to them.
noel
noel
2014-04-09 18:29:50
Non-profit Organization
This company pays it's executives hundreds of thousand of dollars!  they are listed as a non-profit but very little in the way of benefits are given to the homeless!1
You can't stop them from calling because they are listed as non-profit!!!
We get hundreds of automated calls from them!!
Jeff
Jeff
2014-03-31 13:29:18
Unknown
If NSPIRE actually wanted to eradicate homelessness they would form capitalistic plans to do so.  Instead it is the same begging over and over again just like most of the charity scams.
Melissa
Melissa
2014-03-29 19:05:37
Unknown
This company has been calling my house since 2008. I answered the phone one day and spoke to a representative after I requested to be removed from their call list the calls stopped temporarily only to start again. They still call me everyday even though I asked to be removed they are a fraud. They are obviously making a profit if they keep calling like collectors.
N M Calls
N M Calls
2014-03-26 14:06:28
Unknown
calls from this number several times a  day....early in AM....  no answer when you call back.... very annoying !
DWG
DWG
2014-03-24 17:47:38
Unknown
The Better Business Bureau of Atlanta says this organization does not meet the requirements of a charitable organization.
Martha
Martha
2014-03-20 20:25:52
Telemarketer
I'm sick of those scammers calling me. I never give to anyone who has the audacity to call and annoy me. I give everything to goodwill.
Fred DeVaughn
Fred DeVaughn
2014-03-15 13:34:54
Unknown
Please stop the phone calls from expire outreach you call every day for five times a day and no one ever says anything. This is annoying and must stop.
J&R
J&R
2014-03-06 17:16:09
Telemarketer
Calls starting again from NSpire.  And at 8:10am.  Why?  Either you're sleeping, getting ready for work or have already left.  Our case sleeping since I'd been up with my husband until 4am as he'd had a defib/pacemaker implanted that day.  At least today's call was 9:45.

Why would we give to InSpire when our city has its own homeless to help???  Answer:  We wouldn't and don't.  The little we can help goes locally.
Kim Hargrove
Kim Hargrove
2014-03-03 21:25:55
Non-profit Organization
I received a call from this number and it was Nspire or Inspire asking for clothes donations. I get them regularly because I actually donated to them before.
candace
candace
2014-02-26 01:36:04
Unknown
unwanted phone call
Lucy
Lucy
2014-02-22 16:31:03
Unknown
Calls 5 times in 2 minutes   Calls. 3 to. 4 times a day. How can we get this stopped
E
E
2014-02-14 18:43:52
Non-profit Organization
Here is their website: http://www.nspireoutreach.org/
Here is their facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NspireOutreach?
Here is the BBB Review: http://www.bbb.org/charity-reviews/atlanta/re ... eville-ga-38377

Governance
Chief Executive : Gregg Kennard, Senior Pastor - Executive Director
Compensation*:   $48,000
Chair of the Board: Gene Byce
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: business owner
Board Size: 5
Paid Staff Size: 5
*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances

According to that report the Pastor's "compensation" is $48,000.00 but the man has a mansion here in Atlanta. All paid from this "charity".

I just started getting like 4-5 calls from them a day. Whether this "charity" is bogus or not they do not meet a lot of the standars for charitys and have a lot of Conflict of Interests as they do not disclose their earnings in a truthful way.

Check those links out and make up your own decision.
Mona
Mona
2014-02-14 06:32:57
Unknown
I wouldn't dare donate or give them a dam thing, bagger. I don't believe in giving to
any charity that call so dam much. I just click and hang up on them, 679-298-2073
NSPIRE OUTREACH.
Tired of being awakened
Tired of being awakened
2014-02-08 16:08:13
Non-profit Organization
Is there a way to block the number? That would solve it.
Drivein
Drivein
2014-01-28 17:37:34
Unknown
wrong. you make so many assumptions about people you don't even know. please educate yourself before making so many ignorant statements.
Karen
Karen
2014-01-26 20:35:44
Unknown
We already give to charity of our own choosing if that's what they really are.  I get this call at least 8 times a day:(
Robert Woodside
Robert Woodside
2014-01-19 20:25:22
Unknown
Calls from this phone 6782982073 are now coming in daily and at odd hours,including Saturday and Sundays.I would like for these calls to stop.
My Camel
My Camel
2014-01-15 19:33:46
Unknown
this is a private residence. google them and see. Pam Patricia and Greg (at a minimum). someone go to their home and chew 'em out!
Lamar
Lamar
2014-01-11 03:09:55
Non-profit Organization
I will go making a threat to them in person if they don't stop calling me with hang up calls at 9 pm at night.
Enjoying Telecrooks
Enjoying Telecrooks
2014-01-03 17:10:51
Telemarketer
Nah, an argument can be made that Hitler and Satan existed as master manipulators and liars of the nth degree. Kennard is just a dork, a speed bump to easily run over. While it might offend the sensibilities of good people to see others taken advantage of, it probably isn't fair to allow him such powerfully evil names.

He's more a small time Dickensian snotrag than true evil.
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