The Mission of the Chapter
Is to assist those of our fellow veterans who are less fortunate
than us. We are active in assisting Veterans with medical, family, and
substance abuse problems.
We are actively involved in
our community and provide meals for our needy veterans during the
holidays when their anxiety is at its highest.
We visit our hospitalized
brothers and sisters in the East Orange VA Hospital, whenever possible, to help
make their days a little better.
We contribute to
National and Local charities whenever
The Vietnam Veterans of
America - Chapter 510 Northern New Jersey is part of the
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
the largest National Service
Organization, Congressionally Chartered and exclusively devoted to
Vietnam and Vietnam Era Veterans. Our goal is to foster, encourage
and promote improvement of the condition of the Veterans and their
families. We bring together people, without regard to race, religion,
or sex, who shared a common experience and any adult who wants to
be an Associate Member to help further the association's goals.
We raise funds for various
charities including local causes and other Veterans groups as well
as our own initiatives.
We speak at Northern New
Jersey schools about the Vietnam experience to students of all ages
to be sure future generations will not forget.
We represent Veterans
causes and concerns to the public at large to raise non-member
awareness. We promote activities that bring VVA members together for
social and charitable causes.
We currently have in place
committees that handle:
- Student Scholarships
- Health and Welfare for
members and their families
- Public Affairs and
Social Affairs and Community Service
- POW-MIA tracking and
- Hospital Committee to
work with VA participating hospitals, particularly in East Orange,
NJ at which we provide our less fortunate Brothers and Sisters
with some hot food, good company, and incidentals to make their
stay more enjoyable
- PTSD and Agent Orange
Committee to track what is happening for and against our Brothers
- Government, Veterans
and Incarcerated Veteran Affairs committees