Vietnam Veterans of America

Chapter 267

 

The Importance of Donations

When a donation is made to the James Huard Vietnam Veterans Chapter 267 its provides the financial and moral support to the local community and allows us to continue our commitment to the community.

When a donation is made it provides us the ability to support a variety of worthwhile causes that benefit veterans and their families. We disburse approximately 75% of the donations as direct help to those in need; and 25% as indirect help and fund raisers.

The Chapter donation policy and form (available on this site) are used to identify those in need and assist in managing the distribution of funds. Additionally, the Chapter leadership attend the VVA National Convention where they receive updates on the Vietnam Veterans of America’s best practices.

Organizations that Chapter 267 support are:

         The USO

         American Legion

         Vietnam Veterans Wall,

         Childhood Cancer

         Burn Fund for firefighters.

         Veteran's Haven, Inc., which distributes necessities to veterans in need who have no other means of support including food, clothing, counseling, living quarters, other available support referrals and job connections. 

Often donations are disbursed to address special circumstances such as helping a veteran’s elderly widow pay property taxes. During the holiday season, thousands of dollars are donated towards Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for homeless veterans and toys are distributed to thousands of children in our area.

Fund-raisers, that provide a reasonable return on investment are considered traditional events.

The Chapter also develops longer-range plans to identify major areas needing support.  Such as:

         Children of Agent Orange

         Homeless women veterans (having emotional problems)

         Veterans suffering from hardships beyond their control

         Widows of deceased veterans with dependent children or grandchildren

There is no way we can fully express our gratitude for your generosity. We at Chapter 267 are continually inspired by the dedication of donors who answer the call to give again and again.  

Our relationship with the community remains strong as the bond between our members and the stakeholders in the community – people.  Chapter 267 is proud of its long history of service to those in need and we need your support continue the tradition.

 

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