An organization dedicated to assisting military veterans facing hardships got a $30,000 boost from a peer agency to help its efforts.

Detroit Chapter #9 of the Vietnam Veterans of America donated $30,000 to the Fallen and Wounded Soldier’s Fund (FWSF). The donation is to support grants to Vietnam veterans facing hardships.

“We appreciate the work being done by FWSF and are grateful that they will support our efforts to assist Vietnam veterans,” said Paul Palazzolo, president of VVA Chapter 9. “Whether it is PTSD or struggles with housing, sadly, many of our members still feel the effects of war. This will help to ease some of their burdens.”

Founded in 2006, the FWSF helps injured Michigan-based soldiers pay their living expenses andaids the families of the fallen.

“The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund is honored to partner with VVA Chapter 9 to provide emergency financial assistance to our underserved Vietnam veterans,” said Lynn Phillips, executive director for FWSF.“Manyof their unmet needs will now be addressed.”

VVA#9 supports and honors veterans by helping them access resources, advocating for veteran-centered policies and legislation, being a partner in the Metro Detroit Veterans Coalition that hosts the annual Veterans Day Parade, and working to better our community through scholarships, donations, and other philanthropic efforts. For more information about VVA #9, go to

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