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BVL Fund Inc

Rating: 4.93 stars   44 reviews 1,861

Address:

11350 Random Hills Road Suit #800 Fairfax VA 22030 USA

Mission:

Providing sports, arts, music and recreational rehabilitative programs to brighten the days and boost the spirits those that have served our country.

Target demographics:

brighten the days of our active duty and veteran service men and women

Direct beneficiaries per year:

thousands of active duty and veteran men and women.

Geographic areas served:

the USA and overseas

Programs:

sports, arts, and music to help engage our American heroes and provide opportunities to get involved in experiences that will brighten their days and speed recuperation.

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(703) 934-6039
www.BowlforVeterans.org

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

BVL is a great organization and they do amazing work for veterans!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a Veteran's Service Officer in Pennsylvania who deals with veteran's issues on a daily basis. BVL raises funds to help those veterans who are our nation's heroes and exemplifies how they should be respected for securing the freedoms that we all cherish today. Thank you to such a wonderful organization and all that you do for veterans !!

 
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i was a general manager for a bowling center chain in the Philadelphia area and we became involved with BVL through the Bowling proprietors Assn. In our 4 centers , soliciting bowlers to make a pledge, we were able to raise over $20,000 each and every year. The monies were targeted for Walter Reed Hospital and the families that were visiting loved ones receiving treatment. The chance to help these families was an easy "sell" to our bowlers they stepped up in a huge way. We also set up a Veterans wall in each of our centers honoring those who served and continue to serve our country. Working with BVL certainly changed my life and i now have a new found appreciation of what our military due for us every day. Thanks to BVL, i still remain involved in any way i can to further their mission.

 
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BVL (Bowlers to Veterans Link a.k.a. Brightening Veterans Lives) is an amazing charity! It was formed in the 1940's and continues to date due to the generosity of bowlers who have vowed to never forget our veterans and what they did/continue to do for all of us. BVL provides recreational and therapeutic programs for active duty military and veterans. The money is raised mainly through bowling associations/functions across the U.S.; some of the money can remain local if that is the desire of the association or it can all be directed to support the national programs. BVL consistently functions on a remarkable 6% overhead rate proving that their efforts are sincere. BVL provides grants to VA hospitals to buy necessary equipment from sporting equipment to musical instruments and funds a wide arrange of sporting events and activities to provide recreational and therapeutic programs to those to have served our country. BVL is the leader for recreational therapy and is proud that VA hospitals and leaders of therapy programs know they can depend on BVL for support. To date, bowlers have raised in excess of $45 million and their commitment remains loyal and strong! BVL is obviously grateful to the bowlers and the bowlers are grateful for the leadership of the board in being efficient and successful in serving their military men and women.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

BVL means the sport of Bowling supports our veterans. Even more so the low expense fee makes it a very attractive nonprofit to financially support, because we know the vast majority of the money goes to our very deserving veterans.

Further Re-Creation is a fantastic musical troupe which the veterans really appreciate. The performers are volunteers who donate their lives for a year or two to perform across the United States at VA Medical Centers and State Homes. You couldn't find a more dedicated group of young people.

BVL knows how to reach out to local and state USBC Associations to garner their help. By presenting awards to standout association achievers the associations appreciate the recognition while supporting our veterans.

 
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As a Bowling Center Proprietor we have teamed up with BVL for the last several years raising thousands of dollars for our veterans. We had been searching for an organization that we believed in as well as trusted, and BVL is it!!

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I think BVL is a wonderful organization. I witnessed how it works and benefits our veterans while working for my former employer. BVL does so much for our veterans and I hope they continue to help those who sacrificed so much for our freedom.

 
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This is an amazing charity. As a bowling proprietor, we do whatever we can to support this organization which has been helping disabled vets since 1942 by providing them with recreational and occupational equipment at VA hospitals. Please support them: please go to www.bvl.org.

 
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As a prior Bowling Center Manager, that donated yearly to this cause, and current bowler, it has always been an honor to assist the BVL in helping our Veterans.

 
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While I have been a big supporter of BVL for many years, I recently became involved with the leadership of this wonderful organization. I wanted to volunteer my time because I believe in our mission and know how important our programs are for veterans and active duty troops. What we provide is unique and of great value....giving those who sacrificed for us the opportunity to enjoy the simple pleasures of life that sports and the arts can bring. We know what we are doing is making a difference in the lives of thousands of veterans; but we need to do more. We need to grow our efforts to meet the needs of our American Heroes. Join with us,

 
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