April is Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month

Published: April 1, 2015  |  Source: pva.org
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April 2015 marks Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month and the 69th anniversary of the founding of the veterans service organization. Throughout the month of April, Paralyzed Veterans of America and its 34 chapters across the country will be highlighting the challenges veterans with spinal cord injury/dysfunction face and educating the public about the programs, services and support Paralyzed Veterans provides to these injured veterans and their families.

“This April, during Paralyzed Veterans Awareness Month, we’re encouraging the public to learn about the unique challenges paralyzed veterans face and to give back and support these veterans,” said Al Kovach, national president of Paralyzed Veterans of America. “Consider volunteering with one of our Chapters, visiting veterans at your local VA hospital, or hiring a veteran if you’re a business owner. Paralyzed Veterans of America provides all of its programs and services free of charge to veterans—this includes benefits and employment assistance, as well as rehabilitative adaptive sports and recreations programs. We encourage everyone to learn more about how we assist veterans and get involved.”

Paralyzed Veterans chapters across the country will be holding local awareness events throughout the month of April, and the national headquarters in Washington, D.C. will have an information table open on the first three Wednesdays of the month. To locate a Paralyzed Veterans Awareness Month event in your city, please visit www.pva.org/pam.

Paralyzed Veterans is also encouraging the public to get involved on social media by posting how they support paralyzed veterans on Facebook or Twitter and using the hashtag #IStandWithPVA.

Paralyzed Veterans of America and its 34 chapters:

  • Advocate for quality VA health care and veterans benefits.
  • Work to make America more accessible for all people with disabilities.
  • Empower veterans with the tools and support they need to secure good careers.
  • Invest in research to find new treatments and a cure for paralysis.
  • Promote and provide rehabilitative wheelchair sports and recreational activities.
  • Deliver its services to all veterans and their families free of charge, thanks to the generous support and donations of the American people.

Learn more about Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month