Our Mission is to be a positive influence and liaison in the community, for all the veterans of the U.S. armed forces, past, present, and future. Continue to advocate for the respect and dignity of all veterans and their families.
Provide Peer Referral and community educational service: Including a speakers bureau, ceremony support, and scholarships.
Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA is organized as a not-for-profit corporation and is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
VVA'S FOUNDING PRINCIPLE
"Never again shall one generation of veterans abandon another." GOALS
VVA's goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.
ABOUT VVA446 CHAPTER
Our office is located in the center of Pasadena, California and we service the San Gabriel Valley.
More about VVA...
Over 50,000 individual members
43 state councils
525 local chapters
national board of directors
- Government Relations Advocacy on the range of veterans issues
- National Task Force for Homeless Veterans
- Health care for veterans, including disabled veterans
- Issues pertaining to women and minority veterans
- National scholarship fund
- Program providing assistance to veterans seeking benefits/services from the government
Vietnam Veterans of America relies totally on private contributions for its revenue. VVA does not receive any funding from federal,state, or local government.
Now about AVVA...
WHO ARE THE ASSOCIATES of VIETNAM VETERANS of AMERICA?
Anyone who is not a Vietnam Era military veteran. We also welcome those that are Era Veterans, as non-voting supportive members. We are an adjunct organization of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.
WHEN WAS AVVA STARTED?
AVVA was incorporated in January 1999.
The mission of AVVA is to advance the work of VVA, Inc. through cooperative projects and/or programs; to facilitate,enhance and improve communication with our members and to the general public;and to continue legislative efforts to ensure the rights of and benefits for all veterans and their families.
AVVA is dedicated to the aggressive advancement of realistic goals, with integrity and in the spirit of unity, that reflect our commitment to Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. all veterans, their families, and communities.
Projects the AVVA has implemented:
The Paper Safe
The Flag Brochure – teaching our next generation
Our Homeless Grant Program
AVVA/VVA Project Friendship – has assisted families nationwide, especially children, over the last several years
The NAACP working with the Veterans Health Council's nework of professional organizations is invested in the health of America's veterans. For more information, and a list of VHC participants and how to reach them, visit the VHC website or download VHC flyer.