Your donation, in any amount, helps Chapter 218 to continues its mission of outreach to the community, to Veterans of all eras and to those students pursuing a college education. 


  • Our Vance Fund provides assistance to eligible American Veterans who may be struggling financially or need repairs on a car or a home, even dental work.  Each year we provide $2,000 in scholarships for young men and women pursuing a college education, yet we know their costs continue to rise. 


  • Our Huey helicopter is a huge crowd pleaser, but it too needs a lot of TLC. And there is always a cost in transporting the bird to and from parades, special events and static displays. 


  • We maintain our contact with other Vietnam Veterans statewide and around the country by sending representatives to the quarterly State Council meeting (Fresno) and to the bi-annual national convention of the Vietnam Veterans of America.


  • Our local members speak before various civic organizations, elementary, junior high and high schools and colleges plus numerous events throughout year.  Your support is crucial to the success of our on-going mission. 


Your tax-deductible contribution is gratefully accepted and much appreciated by all the members of Chapter 218, Santa Barbara.  Thank you!