Why should I support VRL?
VRL is the only registered nonprofit in the U.S. to commit 100% of all donations directly toward the mission. No profit is made by our volunteer staff, ensuring that every donation truly counts.
What sets VRL apart from other charities?
VRL operates with no support from government-grants, or special-interest groups. By refusing to allow financial support to influence the mission, VRL can operate in an ethical manner that’s beneficial to the vets we serve, without compromise.
What have others said about VRL?
Verified 5-Star Ratings:
Great-Nonprofits | Award Winner:
- Top-Rated Nonprofit 2022
- Top-Rated Nonprofit 2021
- Top-Rated Nonprofit 2020
- Top-Rated Nonprofit 2019
- Top-Rated Nonprofit 2018
GuideStar | Official NGO Record:
- Platinum Nonprofit Status 2022
- Platinum Nonprofit Status 2021
- Platinum Nonprofit Status 2020
- Platinum Nonprofit Status 2019
- Platinum Nonprofit Status 2018
- Platinum Nonprofit Status 2017
- Platinum Nonprofit Status 2016
Times Ledger | Award Winner:
New York State Senate | Honoree:
Do you accept used items for donation?
Unfortunately VRL cannot accept any used items for donation. To schedule a pickup of your used items, contact: The Vietnam Veterans of America.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Is it safe to donate online?
How do I know my donation will reach those in need?
VRL is registered with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt charity in good-standing. VRL submits financial records to the IRS annually to verify the allocation of every donation. The complete archive of VRL financial records (2011 to present) are publicly available at GuideStar-Candid. To learn how donations are used, visit VRL’s mission archives here.
Why help kids overseas?
So when a vet saves a child, the child saves the vet. It’s paramount to the veterans healing process that a direct emotional connection is made with those they help. More than one-quarter of children in war zones suffer the same PTSD symptoms as combat veterans.
How do you know they aren't linked to terrorism?
America’s safety comes first. All candidates must undergo rigorous security screenings to qualify for treatment. Even mere suspicion of an affiliation to terrorist group or activity results in disqualification. Disqualified candidates cannot re-apply for treatment, without exception.
What happens after treatment?
Child patients travel with a temporary medical visa preset to expire upon completion of medical treatment. All patients are escorted by authorize U.S. personnel to-and-from the airport and medical facility, before returning home to their families.
What if I have more questions?
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