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This was the request of Mr. Nguyen A, a widowed father of two young disabled girls in Vietnam. A $1.00 plastic stool: how, you may ask, will this help? Simple, as Mr. A explained, he was getting old and squatting on the ground to repair bikes for a living was getting too hard for him. But, if he had a plastic stool to sit on he could continue to work. So with the help of a donor in Minnesota, the plastic stool was purchased along with a new air pump and bike repair materials.
Mr. A now earns enough money to support his three teen-aged daughters and to send his deaf-mute daughter back to school.
Consider donating money or volunteering your services, whether it is to one of the WLP projects to help mitigate the impact of Agent Orange in Vietnam and Laos, to one of the other organizations working in Vietnam, or to one of the programs helping US Veterans and their families.
Agent Orange Record is a project of the War Legacies Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Tax ID number 26-1947398.
The War Legacies Project conducts projects that provide comprehensive support to individuals and families heavily impacted by the war in Southeast Asia.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the War Legacies Project’s (WLP) programs.
War Legacies Project Programs in Vietnam & Laos
Early Detection and Early Intervention
Working in cooperation with the Office of Genetic Counseling and Disabled Children at the Hue School of Medicine, WLP supports the screening of children for birth defects and disabilities, and provides the medical, educational or social support services they and their families need. $250 provides a year of early intervention (physical therapy, occupational therapy, specialized education) for a young child under six. $5000 covers the yearly operating cost (salaries, children’s meals, supplies, and utilities) for a classroom for children with developmental and/or physical disabilities who have dropped out of the local school.
Special Surgery Program
There is a long waiting list of children and young adults in need of life saving or life changing surgeries in Vietnam and Laos to repair birth defects such as club foot, cleft palate or congenital heart defects. WLP helps families with the costs of travel, surgery, medicine and follow-up care. Costs of surgery range from under $100 for club foot or cleft palate surgery up to $3000 for heart surgery.
Donations to WLP can also be made by check sent to:
War Legacies Project
144 Lower Bartonsville Rd.
Chester VT 05143
Please note on the memo line if you have specific requests for the donation, such as one of the project listed above.
Family Support Programs
Many families caring for children with severe and multiple disabilities are unable to easily farm their lands or work outside the home as a result they earn less than $2/day. Working with the Vietnam Red Cross, WLP helps families by providing financial resources and training to enable them to raise animals or start a small home business. At times this support comes in the form of building or repairing their home, digging a well, scholarships for vocational training or other support to help improve the family’s circumstances.
Since 2006, WLP has received donations for the Family Support Program in memory of Bob Feldman, a US veteran who died of cancer associated with his exposure to Agent Orange/Dioxin. Bob’s family and friends have contributed over $350,000 in donations which has been used to help over 500 families in Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Dong Nai provinces