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 to the Bob Feldman Memorial Fund, The Chris Jenkins Memorial Fund, General Support, or for one of our Projects listed below.
WLP is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations made to WLP are tax-deductible. If you would like a copy of WLP's tax-exempt letter please contact Susan at email@example.com. Our Tax ID Number is 26-1947398.
Donations to the Bob Feldman Fund are made in honor of Bob Feldman, a US Vietnam Veteran who died of Agent Orange connected lymphoma in 2006.
The Fund provides support to children with disabilities and their families. Support varies depending on each families needs but is can be in the form of medical care, income generation, housing repairs, scholarships and/or adaptive equipment. Each family typically receives about $800 in support which is the average families income.
WLP is able to keep its operating costs low by partnering with local Vietnamese and Lao organizations to help implement our programs. However, we still have general operating costs that must be met in order to enable our staff to focus on programs for our beneficiaries.
Donations to our general support fund are greatly appreciated and help us to reach out to more families in need.
The Secret War in Laos is mostly unknown and undocumented from the viewpoints of ordinary citizens of Lao. WLP is conducting interviews with Lao citizens from all sides of the conflict who will share memories of pre-war Laos, the war years and the post-war era.
Our goal is to archive in the US as well as in Laos. The project will be headed by Jacqui Chagnon, who has lived and worked in Laos for most of the past 40 years with the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) and as an independent rural development consultant. Funding is needed for the travel, translation and production costs.
Chris Jenkins first worked in Viet Nam in the late 1960’s with
Volunteers in Asia and International Voluntary Services. In the late 1990’s, he worked with the Ministry of Health on an anti-smoking campaign. Chris passed away in April, 2001, of complications related to Hodgkins disease.
Donations in his memory will support the work of the Office of Genetic Counseling and Disabled Children (OGCDC) at the Hue School of Medicine. Funds will support early intervention services for children with physical and/or developmental disabilities, and make physical therapy and surgeries possible.
Enable a child with disabilities go to school by supporting the cost of a scholarship, purchasing a bike for transportation or by funding the operating costs of the Nam Dong Early Intervention center. You could also help a child with disabilities by sponsoring the cost of communication devices, or other educational materials. Alternatively, help a college student with disabilities by helping WLP purchase laptops.
During the US Secret war in Laos the US sprayed Agent Orange and other herbicides over vast areas of southern Laos. About 50,000 ethnic minority families were repeatedly exposed to the aerial herbicide spraying that targeted the forests and crops that the villagers relied on for their livelihood. This wartime use of herbicides has caused long- term impacts.
Your donations will assist 400 children and young adults with serious congenital birth defects to receive for the first time medical, educational and vocational assistance.
1.5 million tons of bombs, mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) still lie beneath the ground over nearly 20 % of Viet Nam’s total area. The majority of victims of UXO accidents come from poor rural households. These accidents often result in loss of limb(s) and thus negatively affect already modest livelihoods.
In partnership with the The Orange Initiative (OI) of Ho Chi Minh City Peace and Development Foundation (HPDF) WLP is helping UXO Victims receive affordable prothesis. HPDF has partnered with Alley51-Vulcan Augmetics, a socially responsible manufacturer of fully functional prostheses.
Chau is just one of tens of thousands of children in Vietnam with disabilities believed to be caused by Agent Orange/Dioxin. Like Chau they are also tackling seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Like Chau they have the determination – with your support they can also succeed.
Donations will be used to help children and youths with disabilities reach their educational or vocational dreams. Alternatively you can help a family that has a child with severe physical/and or cognitive disabilitie to improve their livelihood or living situation.
Working in collaboration with forester Phung Tuu Boi, WLP helps villagers in Dong Son Commune, Thua Thien Hue Province, Viet Nam to restore biodiversity and increase their income by planting trees, rattan and other forest products. With your support WLP can help more families improve the biodiversity of their forest plots by planting rattan and reintroducing native tree species that were eradicated during the war time defoliation.
Help increase a families annual income by up to 100% by supporting our livelihood program. Assistance can be in the form or animal husbandry, support to establish or expand a small home-based business, or vocational training.
Help fund a life-saving or life-changing surgery for a child or young adult with congenital heart defects, club foot, cleft palate and other birth defects.
Or if you prefer support a child with a disability by helping WLP provide them with prosthetics, wheelchairs and other adaptive equipment.
While working in Samoi District, Salavan province WLP discovered that there are over 40 people with epilepsy that were not recieveing treatment as it was too prohibitively expensive to travel to Salavan Hospital each month. WLP supported the training of staff at the Samoi District Hospital to dispense epilepsy medications and monitor the condition.
However, even the $10/month for travel from villages to the district capital is too much for the rural poor in Samoi district. Your donation of any size will help those with epilepsy receive their life saving and life changing medical care.