Our Story, is Your Story;
Our founder, Ray Connell, served in the Korean War performing Air/Sea rescue over the Sea of Japan. He was assigned to an old, WWII era PBY “Flying Boat” that had been retrofitted with jet engines. Hearing protection was generally not in use back in those days, and Ray began to suffer from hearing loss. Over the years, Ray’s hearing continued to decline. By age 70, the condition had grown chronic enough to limit his social activity, and his ability to communicate with others. He retired from Nellis AFB as a Civilian Contractor. 14 years later, Ray’s son Leonard Connell took him to a local audiologist in hope of getting hearing aids. The audiologist was honest enough to admit that hearing aids would not work for Ray and directed him to the VA in hope of a grant for implants. After filling out and submitting numerous forms, 10 months later, Ray was awarded 100% disability for hearing loss from the VA. He had never been advised that he was even eligible for such a benefit. Upon discussions with his son Leonard, it was decided to form Veterans Assistance Angels in order to educate other veterans about their benefits and assist them in navigating the labyrinth of the VA to obtain the benefits they are entitled to due to their service.
Our Mission is Simple: To ensure that every Veteran, their spouses, dependents and/or their survivors receive the benefits due to them for their service to our country. To research and identify any other benefits, discounts or programs available to our Veterans outside the VA system.
In the current day and age, we have all fallen upon hard times due to the ongoing pandemic that has swept across the world. Schools, Business, and everything in-between have closed their doors, either temporarily or for good. In times that are hard for everyone, we need your help more than ever. Veterans Assistance Angels is a registered 501c3 organization, meaning, we do not charge for the services we offer to our clients and our nations Veterans. Unfortunately, we are still a business. We are not affiliated, nor do we receive funding from any religious groups, political parties, or Private and/or VA Organizations, which means, we solely operate off the donations given to us by our Veteran Family. So please, in these trying times, we strive to make lives better for those that have given everything for their Home and their Nation. Help us reach our goal, and help us keep our doors open to Veterans that need our help.
It's because of you, our Veteran Family, that we can continue to aid those in need.