NORTHWEST PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA (NWPVA) is a nonprofit organization that strongly advocates on behalf of catastrophically disabled American Veterans at the local, state and federal levels of government. Our strengths focus on supporting proactive legislation, creating sport and recreational activities and helping disabled men and women live rich and fulfilling lives!
2014 - 2015 NWPVA PRESIDENT
As President, I am truly honored to serve my fellow veterans and work to maintain the integrity and high standards of the Northwest Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Twenty-three years ago the NWPVA had a major impact on the quality of my life by introducing me to a variety of activities and support. Although I am paralyzed from the neck down, today I am able to enjoy my life and do all of the things I did before my injury! My goal is to help other disabled veterans to the best of my knowledge.
The Northwest Paralyzed Veterans of America has been dedicated to advocating at all levels of the government for people with disabilities for many years. Paralyzed veterans have been paving the way by greatly increasing opportunities for a better quality of life. The NWPVA also encourages exciting activities for disabled individuals by sponsoring a variety of sporting events throughout the community and at the national level. In the future, Northwest PVA will continue to push the envelope forward in its mission to help disabled Americans overcome the obstacles placed in their lives.
Your tax-deductible donation helps NWPVA provide ongoing support to assist paralyzed veterans live a life without limits and experience the highest degree of independence and success in our community.
There are numerous ways that you can help, such as a secure, online donation, check or money order mailed to our office, planned giving, gifts of stocks or securities, or with a tribute or memorial gift. You might also participate in one or both of the fund raising methods described below.
Considering a new car, throwing in the towel on an old motorcycle that won't run or looking to get rid of an ATV? In all situations, Paralyzed Veterans of America's Wheels Helping Warriors Vehicle Donation program is a perfect outlet for your generosity.
It's easy to donate. Be sure your title is on hand, fill out the online form at: www.wheelshelpingwarriors.org or call (855) 744-0782. We will schedule the pickup free of charge and donors receive a tax deduction for the donation.
Do you have a few free hours a week or month? How about a special talent? Is there a sport that you excel in, or are you medically trained? Could you give up a little bit of time to share your gift with someone who sacrificed their body and freedom of mobility for you?
There are many ways that you can help a disabled veteran through our organization. Please contact our office right now. The joy you will receive in return for a small commitment will be PRICELESS!
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THE NWPVA MISSION
The Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members-veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.
PVA will use that expertise to be the leading advocate for:
Quality health care for our members,
Research and education addressing spinal cord injury and dysfunction,
Benefits available as a result of our members’ military service,
Civil rights and opportunities which maximize the independence of our members.
To enable PVA to continue to honor this commitment, we must recruit and retain members who have the experience, energy, dedication, and passion necessary to manage the organization and ensure adequate resources to sustain the programs essential for PVA to achieve its mission.
NWPVA, a member chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America accomplishes it’s mission by coordinated efforts through programs that:
Provide opportunities for health promotion, employment, sports, recreation, service and camaraderie for paralyzed veterans;
Elevate society’s information level about the attitudinal, physical and legal barriers that confront persons with disabilities in order to influence the removal of those barriers;
Advocate for and monitor the delivery of high quality and appropriate health care benefits and service;
Cooperate with and seek the support of other groups and individuals that share NWPVA’s objective;
Educate the public with the current and ongoing needs and current and past contributions of America’s veterans.
To view a full description of any NWPVA activity or event, click on a date highlighted in orange. You can also find detailed information on our Calendar page by clicking the button below.