VVA CHAPTER #717 welcomes all our brothers and sisters who served in Vietnam between February 28, 1961 & May 7, 1975, or in any duty location between August 5, 1964 & May 7, 1975.
Joining VVA allows you to connect with other veterans, stay up with the latest on special events.
VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 717
We are located in Northeast Ohio, in Summit County.
We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 6 pm in the Ellet Community Center.
2449 Wedgewood Drive, Akron Ohio 44312.
April Chapter 717 Newsletter is available for download near the bottom of this page.
For those who can join us next Wednesday May 22nd at 11am for lunch, we will be meeting at Lembo’s Italian Restaurant located at 1186 Canton Road, Akron 44312
Is anyone interested in being a volunteer for the Honor Ride that takes veterans from our area to Columbus National Veterans Memorial and back? This is the trip some of us took on Friday May 3rd. Mike who coordinates everything is looking for help from volunteers who would accompany the bus trips to Columbus. He is trying to schedule at least one trip per month until September of this year. Please let Mike know email@example.com or call him at 330-348-9486 if you have questions or are interested in being a volunteer.
The Household Goods Donation Program now accessible to everyone with their new format of shipping via UPS.
The national office for HGSP has established a program with UPS which allows everyone to send household goods items to collection agency at no cost to you. Everyone means everyone not just veterans so tell your neighbors about this program.
70% of our VVA organization revenue comes from this program which allows us to support veterans and veterans program.
Go on line to www.vvaohio.com
Click on Clothing donation HGSP.
Enter your Zip code.
Enter information requested and print your UPS label.
Box up your items - Drop off box at UPS location. It is that easy.
Reminder household goods can be clothing accessories, and shoes (all kinds). Household goods are also appreciated like baby items, glasswares, books, toys, bikes, stereos, radios, portable TVs, all bedding, draperies, curtains, kitchenware, usable small rugs, small appliances, tools (all kinds), jewelry and cosmetics – almost anything!
Chapter 717 Facebook link below
Chapter 717 Current Newsletter
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Any Vietnam Era Veteran can join our Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 717. Simply email Bob McCullough at BobMc717@gmail.com or call him at (216) 276-7576 or send him the following to our PO Box 4091, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223. He will need a copy of your DD-214, Name, Date of Birth, Mailing Address, City, State, Zip, Home Phone, Cell Phone, Email Address along with a one time check of $50 made out to “VVA Chapter 717” for a Life Membership. Any questions then please call Bob McCullough.