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
I am a longtime donor to veteran's charities for many years and am a Vietnam Vet. I am deeply troubled by the Charity Navigator's profile on BVA. I will not be donating any longer to BVA unless and until this charity conducts it's business in a more positive manner than is laid out in it's scores. BVA's comparisons to 5-10 of the leading charities in this consumer watch organization, are dismal to say the least.