I used to belong to the PVA but I quit them because of what I determined to be corruption, fraud and misrepresentation. Actually, I quit because, when I complained to the organization's headquarters in Washington D.C. I was told, "We don't get involved in Chapter politics." That's also the reason why I discourage people from donating to the PVA, they obviously have no control over their own monies.
But that's just me. I don't know if anyone else shares my opinion. Maybe I'm the only one who ever got royally screwed by the PVA -- my wife divorced me and I went into debt because of what was done to me. But it happend, so don't flame this post, just ignore my rant.