Socialist Republic of Vietnam

THE ISSUE: In the late 1950’s to the mid 1970’s, the United States participated in a devastating war on Vietnamese soil. American troops dropped three times more bombs on the small nation of Vietnam than were dropped in all of World War II by both sides. For the US, the war ended when they retreated the last of their troops on April 30, 1975. For us, the war is a thing of the past. However, for the Vietnamese, the war did not end in April of 1975, and still continues today. In the past 32 years, since the official end of the war, over 42,000 innocent Vietnamese civilians have been killed by UXO (Unexploded Ordnance) left over by American Troops from the war. An organization called Project RENEW is dedicated to help reduce the risk of UXO accidents. Province, the site of the war’s fiercest battles. Project RENEW is located in central Vietnam in the Quang Tri

Quang Tri

Students for RENEW
A Group dedicated to helping end the threat of Unexploded Ordnance (UXOs) in Vietnam. Restoring the Environment and Neutralizing the Effects of War

get involved, and contact us:
Bill Holiday: bill@studentsforrenew.org Josh Lake: josh@studentsforrenew.org

or on the web at:
www.studentsforrenew.org twitter.com/sfrtweet www.facebook.com/pages/Students-for-Renew/

Project RENEW is run and operated by the Vietnamese themselves, so it is evident that they are dedicated to their cause. Rarely does a model that is so low-cost touch the lives of so many people. Because it has been so successful, Project RENEW would like to expand itself to the entire province, however, because of lack of funds, their budget only allows them to operate in two of the Province’s ten districts. We can help Project RENEW expand itself; we can help save the lives of thousands of innocent people. WHAT ARE WE DOING AT BUHS? • Hosting a Donate-A-Dollar Campaign • Traveling to schools around the country, encouraging them start their own branches of Project RENEW • Writing to local and national corporations asking them to match what students raise • Informing students and the community about the devastation taking place in Vietnam. WHAT CAN YOU DO? • Donate a dollar to Project RENEW • Join or start your own branch of Project RENEW • Inform your friends and family about the tragedy in Vietnam.

Project RENEW
GOAL: to help reduce the risk of the more than 350,000 tons of unexploded (UXO) ordnance left from the war, much of it in central Vietnam, in areas where farmers work and children play.
Project RENEW is made up of five branches:
The MRE (Mine Risk Education Program): Focuses on educating the population about landmines and informing the province of dangerous areas. The MRE reaches out especially to children. The MVA (Mine Victim Assistance Program): Focuses on upgrading the local health care system by providing services and resources. The MVA has provided over 300 artificial limbs free of cost. Also provides jobs for landmine victims.

Clearence: Works to clear the landmines and UXO that are scattered across the country.

Information: Provides people with statistics and information cocerning UXOs.

P-L Development: Focuses on reincorporating mine victims back into their communities after an accident.