Mission & Vision

Our Mission is to address the legacy of war by removing dangerous explosives, returning land to safe use, promoting peace and cultivating a brighter future for the children and families of Vietnam.

Our Vision is a Vietnam completely cleared of dangerous unexploded ordnance and communities fully supported in their goals for safety, resiliency, education and economic success.

Safe land, successful communities

The tragic impact of the U.S.–Vietnam war still threatens the lives and livelihoods of children and families across central Vietnam. In partnership with Vietnamese leadership and local communities in Quảng Trị and Quảng Bình Province, PeaceTrees Vietnam safely clears land of explosive remnants of war, returns land to productive use, and supports community-led  educational and economic development initiatives so that future generations can thrive. Your support cultivates prosperous and sustainable futures for communities that continue to be impacted by war.

Founded in 1995 by Danaan Parry and Jerilyn Brusseau — whose brother, U.S. Army helicopter pilot Lt. Daniel Cheney, was shot down and killed during the Vietnam War in 1969 — PeaceTrees Vietnam became the first U.S. organization permitted to sponsor humanitarian demining efforts after U.S.–Vietnam diplomatic normalization. Today, PeaceTrees’ work remains rooted in an enduring commitment to building friendship and understanding between Vietnamese and American citizens. PeaceTrees is a shining example to the world of how tragedy and conflict can be transformed into peace and partnership.

Learn more about where we work.

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