Thank you for your interest in helping the manyVietnamese people who still suffer the effects of Agent Orange.
On August 9, 2012 — 50 years after American warplanes sprayed nearly 12 million gallons of Agent Orange over the rural areas and jungles of Vietnam — the United States has finally begun to clean up this deadly chemical defoliant.
Dioxin — the main ingredient in Agent Orange, and one of the deadliest substances known to man — was sprayed over Vietnamese rice paddies, rivers, streams, lakes and croplands in amounts hundreds of times greater than EPA limits. It entered the soil and groundwater, and eventually the food supply. It has been attributed to severe birth defects and respiratory cancer through three generations of the Vietnamese people. Soldiers from the U. S. New Zealand, Australia and South Korea have also been affected.
In recent years, an increasing number of Vietnamese people have begun to develop debilitating conditions which require extensive treatment and long-term care.
VAVA has specific goals for helping these victims:
• 55 Half-day care centers: $25,000 USD each
• 550 Charitable houses: $2,500 USD each
• 1,100 scholarships for victimized children: $150 USD each
• 1,100 job grants: $250 USD each
Every dollar you can donate goes directly to these goals. If you want to help right this terrible wrong, please consider donating to VAVA today. Your contribution will be appreciated more than you will ever know.