IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2000
ASSOCIATES OF VIETNAM VETERANS OF
AMERICA CONVENE NATIONAL BIENNIAL MEETING
BUFFALO, N.Y.- Associates
of Vietnam Veterans of America (AVVA), with hold its first biennial
membership meeting in Buffalo, NY, at the Hyatt Regency, Two Fountain
Plaza, Wednesday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000.
AVVA's first meeting, since its formation as a
not-for-profit organization in May of 1999, is schedule to coincide with
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) National Leadership Conference. Its
members, who are family, friends and supporters of VVA, its parent
organization, will hold elections for the national officers during the
In conjunction with their first meeting, attending
members will perform community service work in the Buffalo area. Named
Project Friendship, AVVA has traditionally selected programs to assist
those communities where their meetings are held. At this conference,
AVVA has planned to serve meals at the Buffalo City Mission, and to
distribute donated personal care items and clothing to residents at
Cornerstone Manor on Aug. 2.
AVVA has been accepting donations from VVA
chapters across the nation for the Buffalo Project Friendship program.
Individuals and organizations in the Buffalo area are encouraged to make
additional donations. Project Friendship is in need of new underwear and
socks for children, diapers of all sizes, toothpaste, tooth brushes,
hair brushes combs, hair barrettes, sun glasses, baby formula, school
supplies, educational children's books, high chairs, car seats and
strollers. The men's shelter is in need of t-shirts in all sizes and
personal care items. Monetary donations will be gratefully accepted.
Please make checks payable to the Buffalo City Mission.
VVA's point of contact for additional information is
VVA's Public Affairs Director Scott D. Campbell at (301) 585-4000 ext.
158. AVVA's point of contact is Nancy Switzer at (716) 227-9830.
Schedules of events and media opportunities for Buffalo may be obtained
by contacting, Scott D. Campbell, at the Hyatt Regency, (716) 856-1234,
starting July 28, 2000.
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Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is the nation's
only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated
solely to the needs of Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA's
founding principle is "Never again will one generation of veterans