Blind & Visually Impaired Centers,
Military & Veterans Organizations,
Mission: * To promote the welfare of blinded veterans so that, notwithstanding their disabilities, they may take their rightful place in the community and work with their fellow citizens toward the creation of a peaceful world.
* To preserve and strengthen a spirit of fellowship among blinded veterans so that they may give mutual aid and assistance to one another.
* To maintain and extend the institution of American freedom and encourage loyalty to the Constitution and laws of the United States and of the states in which they reside.
Target demographics: Blinded or visually impaired veterans and their families
Direct beneficiaries per year: 11,000
Geographic areas served: National
Programs: * Field Service Program
* Operation Peer Support
To Whom It May Concern:
I would like to acknowledge how helpful and supportive the Blinded Veterans Association has been to me as a blinded veteran. They have helped me directly to get training and helped me deal with the emotional issues surrounding blindness and put me in contact with other veterans in similar situations. They have been instrumental in the training that the VA provides at their various blind centers throughout the country. The support they have provided in understanding my benefits has improved my ability to deal with my blindness. Their local chapters provide an avenue of meeting other veterans in the community in which I live with similar conditions. I would strongly recommend that if you are a blinded veteran that you contact the BVA regarding benefits that you may be qualified to receive.
James P. Huber