Chapter 227 of Northern Virginia, fulfilled its founding principle of “Never Again Shall One Generation of Veterans Abandon Another” by donating ninety-one $50 gift credit cards to children of veterans who are in the Veterans Administration Supportive Housing (VASH) program.
The gift cards will help pay for school supplies and other essentials for the new school year. This veteran support is the seventh conservative year.
VA Supportive Housing (VASH) Program is a joint effort between the Departments of Housing and Urban Development and the Veterans Administration to assist homeless veterans and their families in transitioning from homelessness to normalcy with affordable and stable lodging. The VA case managers serve over 100 veterans and their families in the Northern Virginia area of Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William Counties and the Cities of Alexandria and Fairfax.
The chapter will provide a Christmas holiday credit card gift card for needy VASH families. Anyone wishing to contribute to the holiday program can mail a check made payable to VVA Chapter 227 with memo: 2016 Holiday Gift Card and the mailing address is VVA Chapter 227, P.O. Box 5653, Arlington, Va. 22205 or call Len Ignatowski at 703-255-0353.
Photo: Len Ignatowski, Vice President of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 227 presents ninety-one $ 50 gift cards to local Veteran Administration case workers for back-to-school needs of homeless veteran children. Left to Right: Miracle Hallman, Ky’Neihe King, Leonard Ignatowski, Vice President VVA Chapter 227, Janell Scott, Yolanda Peay. Photo by Gary Strange, Veterans Administration.