HOW WE HELP THEM
All donations to the Northwest Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America help support catastrophically disabled veterans in many critical ways. One of the most important ways is by providing opportunities to be active.
When a man or woman loses the ability to walk, or function in a normal way, it can be very hard to find the strength to stay positive. It is well known that activity plays an essential role in happiness and well-being, yet the ability to be active is the very thing that these brave warriors have sacrificed so that the rest of us may be free, prosperous and happy.
Involvement in sports and other activities is the best therapy for these seriously injured men and women. NWPVA provides the resources, support and opportunities to make that possible.
A seriously disabling injury also causes loneliness. NWPVA helps veterans to be involved in the community by mentoring children, the elderly and other veterans, advocating for better laws and adherence to the laws in place, and coaching other disabled athletes.
Participation in a team sport helps immensely to eliminate that loneliness and give purpose to a damaged life. The Northwest Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America sponsors many athletes at regional and national events by covering the costs involved and employing medical personnel, including doctors and specialists to be available with expensive, life-saving equipment. Their participation simply would not be possible without NWPVA. Our disabled, veteran members don't get a free ride though. They must be active in the community to earn points toward chapter sponsorship for future opportunities.
Chief among NWPVA's support programs is helping our members attend the National Veteran Wheelchair games. Each year the chapter sends a group of paralyzed veteran athletes to this event. Your donations will help us help them to maintain active and healthy lives!
These Veteran athletes have given their all and now strive to give even more. You can help honor their dedication by making a small donation to get them to the games. Want to do more? You can sponsor an individual paralyzed Veteran completely to insure that he can participate and help his team. To learn how, click here or call the NWPVA offices at 206-241-1843 and let the operator know you want to sponsor a Veteran to the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in 2015, the Winter Sports Clinic or any other National event. Sports activity is the very best therapy for disabled veterans and your support can help to make sure they are able to participate!
Additionally, the chapter maintains a strong Advocacy / Legislation program to ensure that the United States Congress provides sufficient funding for the best medical care possible for all our Veterans. NWPVA advocates on behalf of a veterans at the local, state and federal level for equal rights and opportunities in the job market, equal opportunity for housing, the right to attend college and numerous other basic needs afforded by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Your donation will help us to continue the fight against budget cuts and harmful legislation that threaten the welfare of those who fought so bravely for all of us! Every dollar donated goes directly to helping the members of the Northwest Paralyzed Veterans of America achieve the ability to adapt and overcome obstacles in life and become productive, contributing citizens.
It is only because of your generous donations and selfless support that NWPVA can make any of this is possible. Without your continued help it could all disappear overnight. The Northwest Paralyzed Veterans of America is a a 501c3 charity and all donations are fully tax deductible.
Please give what you can today!
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