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The Blinded Veterans Association, CFC #10513, is proud to be part of the Combined Federal Campaign. The mission of the CFC, as stated by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. The Blinded Veterans Association is listed in the Military Family and Veterans Charities category in the Best of the CFC. Contact for more information.

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is an organization of blinded veterans helping blinded veterans. Through our service programs, regional groups, resources, and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of government, we hope to make life better for blinded veterans. We also hope to be there with encouragement and support. There is no charge for any BVA service and membership is not a prerequisite to obtain help. All legally blinded veterans are also eligible for BVA’s assistance whether they become blind during or after active duty military service.

BVA National President Mark Cornell, right, presenting BVA’s legislative priorities before a joint session of the House and Senate Committees on Veterans Affairs. The hearing was held March 6. At immediate left, Colonel Robert F. Norton (Ret), Deputy Director of Government Relations for the Military Officers Association of America; at far left, Richard Delaney, National President of the Military Officers Association of America. More>

In preparation for BVA’s annual testimony March 6, the Association’s National Legislative Committee paid visits to Members of Congress and officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office on February 24 and 25. Front and center, Executive Director Al Avina; second row, left to right, National President Mark Cornell, Legislative Director Glenn Minney, Representative Dan Benishek, M.D. (R-MI-1), National Secretary Joe Parker; back, National Vice President Dale Stamper, and newly appointed District 6 Director Dr. Tom Zampieri.




Courtesy of Serotalk, listen to the BVA 67th National Convention Opening Business Session and interviews with several convention exhibitors who demonstrated the latest in technology for the blind and visually impaired.


BBB Accredited Charity



Buddy Spivey was True American Hero

National Headquarters Welcomes Glenn Minney

White Cane Day
2013 Proclamation

Blinded Veterans Memorial Created in
New York State

Major Rob Soltes Memorial Golf Tournament

WWII Vets Offered
Honorary Membership

Slideshow Highlights
BVA Service to Vet





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