Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America (AVVA) began as a national, nonprofit membership and service organization dedicated to advancing the awareness of issues affecting Vietnam veterans, their families, and their communities. Since that time, we have evolved into an organization that has become cognizant and responsive to the problems affecting all veterans.
AVVA began as a group of members within Vietnam Veterans of America. In 1999, as the scope of activities and the number of members grew, the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc was established. AVVA now functions as an independent membership and service organization. AVVA continues to works in conjunction with HYPERLINK "http://vva.org/" Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) striving to ensure that Vietnam veterans- as well as ALL veterans, attain the honor, respect, and benefits they deserve. We lend our expertise, support, and leadership to all VVA programs, legislative actions, community service, and social activities.
AVVA is the extended family of VVA. We are made up of parents, spouses, children, friends, Veterans of other eras and community members. AVVA is a nucleus for action, healing, reconciliation, mutual support, and fellowship. With more than 8,000 members, we are a thriving and strong organization.
AVVA is a non-partisan organization. Contributions to AVVA are tax-deductible.
AVVA is similar to any other non-profit business, with an organizational structure like most Corporations. Below you can view an organization chart, which will help to understand how the different levels interact.
The connections go up as well as down, to encourage communications from the local level all the way up.