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Vietnam Veterans Of Diablo Valley

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews 1,356

Nonprofit Issues:

Veterans

Address:

PO Box 2079 Danville CA 94526 USA

Mission:

The Vietnam Veterans of Diablo Valley is a nonprofit organization, composed primarily of presnt and former members of the Armed Forces of the United States, who served during the Vietnam conflict and are eligible for the Vietnam Service Medal. The VNVDV is committed to improving the image of Vietnam veterans and providing support to veterans, especialy Vietnam veterans, through selected government and private organizations. An additional purpose is to foster patriotism and loyalty to the United States of America, through the support of local community activities, which recognize the contributions and sacrifices of Veterans.

Programs:

Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation, City of Danville July 4th Parade, City of Danville Memorial Day Program, All-Wars Memorial Pavers Program, Blue Star Moms and Welcome Home ceremonies.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Viet Nam Veterans of Diablo Valley (VNVDV) is one of the premiere veteran service organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area! This group of veterans are involved in many worthwhile projects & programs serving veterans - those currently serving in the military & the community! As a veteran... if you are looking for an "active" group to join - you will not find a greater organization! They meet on the first Thursday of each month at Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville beginning at 1700 Hrs. for social and the Chef's choice buffet ($25 - all you can eat) begins at 1800 Hrs. - followed by a featured guest speaker! No business in the "open" meetings - just a great evening with fellow veterans & supporters. More information and their monthly newsletter "Incoming" can be found online at: www.VNVDV.com

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I found out about this organization in the local newspaper (Contra Costa Times) back in 2004. I got involved with the East Bay Stand Down in 2004 and became their bookkeeper/accountant. I was finally asked in 2006 to become a check signer for EBSD but would have to join the Vietnam Veterans of Diablo Valley (I am an Air Force Vietnam Vet) because they held the fiduciary responsibility for Stand Down. On Memorial Day in 2007, the Executive Director of the East Bay Stand Down asked me if I would help the Vietnam Vets by taking over as the Treasurer because the current Treasurer had come down with Hodgkins Disease. I didn't hesitate. I joined their Board and was Treasurer until December 2009. I am still an active member of VNVDV and I am now the Finance Officer for the East Bay Stand Down (eastbaystanddown.org) and for the Diablo Valley Veterans Foundation (and a Founder/Director) which now has the fiscal responsibility for the East Bay Stand Down.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

becoming an active member and by participating in their community programs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change the by-laws to allow more "non" Vietnam veterans become regular members.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the camaraderie between the members. When I had my open heart surgery in August 2008, the Board and many members were there to help me make it through the operation and to encourage me.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

truly self-giving in the community events.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

fully fund the new Danville Veterans Memorial Building without having to rely on public donations and could create a program to assist Veterans during these hard financial times.

Ways to make it better...

I was retired and I could spend more time on Veteran related programs.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the continuation of the programs this organization supports once all the Vietnam Vets have died.

One thing I'd also say is that...

the members of this organization get along with all the other veterans in the local community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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