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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!

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2016 - 2017

2014-2015 NWPVA President Tom Bungert


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. Over 25 plus years ago, 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.

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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.

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"What's Within You is Stronger Than What's in Your Way!"
Register for the 4 DAY NO BARRIERS SUMMIT

At the 4-day No Barriers Summit, we envision a world where the power of the human spirit transcends barriers. At The Summit you will be surrounded by community that knows What’s Within You Is Stronger Than What’s In Your Way. Choose to embark on over 50 adaptive activities, be motivated by phenomenal speakers and inspired by innovative technologies and products that are breaking barriers. This family-friendly event is for people of all ages and abilities. Regardless of your ability, you will leave forever changed.

PVA Education Foundation Opens 2017 Grant Cycle

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The PVA Education Foundation, helps develop tools that share knowledge about and improve the lives of people living with SCI/D. Foundation funding of grant projects, conferences and symposia has exceeded two million dollars over the past decade.

The PVA Education Foundation provides funding in five project categories:
Consumer and Community Education to improve the health, independence and quality of life for individuals with SCI/D
Professional Development and Education to improve the knowledge and competencies of health professionals who serve the SCI/D community, including fellowship and traineeship programs
Research Utilization and Dissemination, which translates findings into practice
Assistive Technology - development of teaching tools or pilot programs that demonstrate innovative approaches to the use of assistive devices
Conferences and Symposia that provide education and collaboration opportunities for members of the SCI/D community

The annual grant application cycle for 2017 is now open. Applications may be submitted online at All applications must be submitted through proposalCentral.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Grant awards will be made in May for a grant period of June1, 2017 - May 31, 2018. The maximum award is $50,000 for a grant project and $15,000 for a conference or symposium.

For additional Information check or contact Barbara Zupnik at 202-416-7651.


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.

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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: or call (855) 744-0782. We will schedule the pickup free of charge and donors receive a tax deduction for the donation.

Help support Paralyzed Veterans of America's Northwest Chapter and donate today! For more information visit


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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There is a new and easy way to raise money for NWPVA just by searching the Internet with

It's simple. You use like any other search engine-the site is powered by Yahoo!-but each time you do, money is generated for NWPVA.

Last year, search engines generated close to $6 billion in revenue from advertisers. With GoodSearch part of this advertising revenue will now be directed to NWPVA.

We hope that not only will you use GoodSearch as your main search engine from here on out, but will also pass this message on to your friends and family. The more people who use this, the more money will go to NWPVA.


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