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PROJECT UPDATE as of August 15: When the fundraising goal was met on April 6, renovation commenced at full-speed! VWAM's Executive Director, Chuck Ward, visited the clinic site for a third time on July 23. Renovation and new construction had fallen slightly behind schedule due to inclement weather (unusually heavy rain ahead of the monsoon season). The project's official completion date is now set for some time between August 30 and September 6, 2010. It was reported earlier that the groundbreaking did take place on March 19 in a traditional Vietnamese ceremony that began at 5.30 that morning which is considered a good hour and day in the Lunar calendar in this culture. Dr. Huynh Bai Tan, Director of the Da Nang Center For Reproductive Health, the Assistant Director Dr. Quang Van Ngo, and the contractor symbolically placed the cornerstone that same morning. The dedication is now set for October 4 or 5, and Chuck Ward will participate in the ceremony. Also, a plaque will be unveiled at this grand opening that will credit Vets With A Mission and list each of the donors to the project in appreciation for their support. Please see photos below to view the progress of the renovation.

The renovation work The renovation work
   
The renovation work The renovation work
   
The renovation work The renovation work

Dr. Huynh Bai Tan
Dr. Huynh Bai Tan,
Director of the Center for Reproductive Health, in Da Nang

The following individuals made the $24,000 project renovation possible through their generous support:

Willis & Brenda Archer Rutherfordton, NC
Angela Lombardi & Randy Berry Spartanburg, SC
Darly & Mike Bernardo Newberry, SC
Ron Paul Borderlon Mansura, LA
Phil & Karin Corr Charles City, IA
Chuck Davis Janesville, WI
Emily Dominick Newberry, SC
Escanaba New Life Assembly of God Escanaba, MI
Michael & Flora Galbraith Baden, PA
Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church Hope Mills, NC
Earl & Bette Jo Gorman Clarendon Hills, IL
Walt & Ellen Govertsen Carol Stream, IL
Dennis & Anne Hanson Exeter, NH
Bill & Leslie Jenkins Millinocket, ME
Roger & Jane Kehrier Plymouth, MI
Judy Kissinger Front Royal, VA
Ralph & Andrea Lewis Prosperity, SC
Jess & Joyce Mayfield San Antonio, TX
Renee Mullen Lafayette, IN
Jeanne Anne & Paul Orton Williamsville, NY
Richard & Nancy Paff

San Diego, CA

Jim & Susan Proctor Reno, NV
Sandra Riley Eustis, FL
Dorothy Terrazas Tucson, AZ
Augie & Marianna Thorn Redwood City, CA
Bobby & Maribeth Tipton, Jr. Travelers Rest, SC
Jessica & Nathan Vo Greenville, SC
Chuck & Joette Ward Newberry, SC
James & Michelle Williams Newberry, SC
Kent & Karen Williamson Charlottesville, VA
John & Diane Woolwine Roanoke, VA

NOTE: If any donor has been inadvertently omitted, please accept our apology, and contact Vets With A Mission to be included on this list. Thank you.

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