Last April, VNAH and HealthEd worked with friends and supporters in the local Vietnamese-American community to organize a dinner to entertain and honor 35 injured Iraq war veterans who were recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. This was the fourth such gathering put together since early 2005 using out-of-pocket monies from VNAH/ HealthEd's board members, friends and volunteers. Service members enjoyed an evening complete with delicious Vietnamese food and traditional music performed by a group of volunteer college students.
At this special occasion, the American Legion awarded a special grant of $43,000 to VNAH to support its activities in Ho Chi Minh City to provide vocational training and meaningful employment to the disabled and war victims. Since the late 1990s, VNAH has worked with Vietnamese authorities and the leadership of the American Legion to organize and implement this special program.
In August 2006, Grapes for Humanity, a Florida-based foundation, awarded VNAH/HealthEd a $25,000 grant to help cover surgery and rehabilitation services costs for disabled children in the Central region of Vietnam.