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"We believe surviving spouses and dependent children need an organization dedicated solely to their needs, concerns, and welfare.”

ALMA BIRCHETT

The Veterans Administration Voluntary Service (VAVS) National Certifying Officer is appointed by the National Board Chair at the first board meeting. The VAVS Officer is responsible for certifying Representatives and Deputies to each VAVS Medical Center in which Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. has volunteers. She is the point of contact to the Veterans Administration Voluntary Service (VAVS) , will attend the National Advisory Council (NAC) meeting each year.

Since my appointment in July I have appointed Augustine Chapman as a Deputy National Representative at America Lake Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, and Carolyn Sparks Edwards as a Deputy National Representative at Salem Veterans Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia.

The VAVS Officer is responsible for collecting all VA volunteer forms from GSW members and consolidating them to report to the VA, the GSW National Convention, and for representation of those numbers to Congress.

       
 
           

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.

Gold Star Wives is a Congressionally Chartered non-profit service organization that is capable of providing services to the active duty and service-connected military surviving spouses.

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Birmingham, Alabama Office
P.O. Box 361986
Birmingham, AL 35236

Email: info@goldstarwives.org
Phone: 1-888-751-6350

Washington DC Office
200 N.Glebe Road Rm 425
Arlington, VA 22203-3755

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)4 National Military Widow/Widowers Service Organization chartered by the United States Congress. Donations are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes but may be deductible as trade or business expenses.

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