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Dogs to Help More Veterans, Thanks to Detroit Group

A program to partner service dogs with veterans to help combat depression and other mental health challenges just got a boost from Detroit Chapter #9 of the Vietnam Veterans of America. VVA#9 agreed to donate $25,000 to the National Guard Association of Michigan...

Vietnam Veterans Group to Help Equip New Workers in Skilled Trades

Thirty-six graduating high school seniors received some help entering the skilled trades, thanks to a collaboration between a local veterans group, a major corporation and a large trade group. Detroit Chapter #9 of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA9) will provided...

Scholarship pushes veteran’s grandson toward global health

The latest recipient of a scholarship awarded to Vietnam veteran descendants is a nearly-straight-A student who wants to use his chemical engineering degree to create a healthier planet. “I know that chemical engineers have a lot to do with the environment and...

3 Detroiters win scholarships backed by Vietnam Veterans Chapter

Three Detroit students have won unique $2,500 scholarships thanks to a partnership between Detroit Chapter #9 of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA9) and the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. The longstanding VVA9 donated $10,000 to the foundation to provide the...

Vietnam Veterans Group to Help Equip New Workers in Skilled Trades

A local veterans group has teamed with a major corporation and large trade group to shore up the potential hiring pool for the skilled trades. Detroit Chapter #9 of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA9) will provide $220 each to 62 students at the A. Phillip Randolph...

A Scholarship Fuels Young Woman’s Race for Space

It is not every day you hear someone say that they really enjoy researching and analyzing particles, or that their life goal is to be a nuclear or rocket scientist. Yet you could hear just that from 19-year-old Catherine Ballard. With encouragement from her parents to...

Vietnam veterans chapter doubles its support for college students

More descendants of Vietnam veterans will be able to get help with paying for their higher education, thanks to a generous donation by Detroit Chapter #9 of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA9). The organization approved a new $250,000 endowment that will be managed...

A special Detroit effort to help homeless veterans

Detroit Chapter #9 of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA#9) is using Giving Tuesday to support nonprofit organizations focused on fighting homelessness among veterans, and the organization has agreed to match donations, up to $10,000. The Detroit Rescue Mission...

Six devoted young Detroiters win scholarships

Six Detroit students have won unique $2,500 scholarships thanks to a partnership between the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 9, and the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. The longstanding Detroit-based organization donated $10,000 to the foundation to provide...

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