What We Do with the Funds
The Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 510 Northern New Jersey is part of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) the largest National Service Organization that is Congressionally Chartered and exclusively devoted to Vietnam and Vietnam Era Veterans. Our goal is to foster, encourage and promote improvement of the condition of Vietnam Veterans and their families. We bring together people, without regard to race, religion, or sex, who shared a common experience as well as 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 (Volunteer Fire Dept's, First Aid Squads), other Veterans groups (Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Assistance Funds) as well as our own initiatives (Holiday Meals for local Veterans Families, Holiday Meals for Hospitalized Veterans in the V. A. East Orange, NJ Hospital).
We were one of the first New Jersey Chapters to to promote and support the NJ Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel, NJ (PNC Arts Center exit off the Garden State Parkway).
We have produced TV shows pertaining to Veterans Issues for public broadcast (see Links Page to view the shows).
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 (Awarded Annually)
- Health and Welfare for members and their families
- Public Affairs and Social Affairs and Community Service
- POW-MIA tracking and awareness
- 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 and Sisters
- Government and Veterans and Incarcerated Veteran Affairs committee
- Annual Golf Outing to support our Fund Raising efforts
ALL of which continually require funds to support and implement.THEREFORE, WE THANK YOU FOR ANY AND ALL CONTRIBUTIONS !!!