Pennsylvania Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.
Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America is a national, nonprofit membership and service organization dedicated to advancing the full range of issues affecting Vietnam veterans, their families, and their communities. Our members are families, friends, and supporters of Vietnam veterans, as well as Vietnam veterans and veterans of other eras. AVVA is affiliated with Vietnam Veterans of America, the nation's leading Vietnam veterans organization. Together, we work to ensure that Vietnam veterans get the honor, respect, and benefits they deserve. AVVA brings an additional focus on those who stayed behind when our men and women in uniform answered the call to service. This is the extended family that makes up the Vietnam experience—the parents, spouses, children, friends, and communities of veterans.
AVVA is the place for this extended family to join together for action, healing, reconciliation, mutual support, and fellowship. AVVA members can affiliate with any of Pennsylvania VVA's 27 chapters, joining in outreach and assistance to veterans, legislative action, community service, and social activities.
"Caring For Our Vietnam Veterans' Families"
Pennsylvania AVVA feels strongly that it is important to show our support, care and concern to those who have experienced the loss of their spouse, partner or significant other. Some have been widowed due to their spouse dying from Agent Orange related diseases or other health related conditions. Our Condolence Committee will reach out to these newly widowed women and men with a letter of care, an Agent Orange Remembrance pin and information that the newly widowed person can use. If you know of someone that has just lost their loved one and needs to be reached out to, please email us at AVVACaringCommittee@yahoo.com