I have many years experience working with nonprofit organizations and veteran related programs across the country. I have recently learned about PVA Wisconsin and am becoming more familiar with all they do for our Vets. Their mission to advocate, educate, support and provide events/sports to the men and women who served....truly a “feel good” organization to become involved with in any way. Their level of caring and integrity could be a model for many other organizations. I look forward to partnering with them where I can, and making a difference with the members who truly deserve this. Thank you PVA. Diane Miller RN
Paralyzed Veterans of America Wisconsin (WPVA) have been the voice of the Milwaukee VA Spinal Cord Injury Center since its inception. WPVA have been there to provide service to the disabled veterans and their caregivers. There is no greater partner to have than WPVA for our paralyzed veterans. Their goal is always been the paralyzed veterans and the supporters that provide assistance to them.
Supporting WPVA has been the one of the best "investment" I have made. 99% of what I give goes to the vet's programs and community advocacy for persons in wheelchair. I place my professional and personal reputation on WPVA. Many of the programs that I run at the VA as well as in the community are due to WPVA's support.
As an advocate, volunteer and paralyzed veteran myself, PVA-WI is a great Veteran Service Organization. It stands out amongst it’s peers by achieving and maintaining a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. The BOD is committed to building a legacy through endowment funding thus providing funding for many years to come to assist PVA-WI members and their families. To date, I have volunteered over 1,000 hours to this organization.
I was recently able to participate in a 2 day air rifle & pistol tournament that the Paralyzed Veterans of America - Wisconsin Chapter put on. It was all free of charge and it was incredible. They provided basic and advanced instruction, great food, ample practice time on the range, multiple competitions and some very nice and unique prizes. However, the thing that sticks out in my mind the most was the chance to make many new friends, both veterans and civilians, and both disable and able-bodied. The opportunity for physically disabled individuals to get out into the community, engage in a challenging adaptive sport, learn and/or hone new abilities, etc., cannot be underestimated as to the benefits accrued not only to the disabled person, but also to their caregivers and the general population that they come in contact with. My hat goes off for this organization that is providing some very worthwhile activities that many can enjoy and benefit from.