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image of thermometerBVA was awarded a Challenge Grant by the Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation, and we are so close to our goal! This grant will fund BVA’s Field Service Officers traveling to VA facilities and Blind Rehab Centers, to assist veterans and meet with VA staff about the care and services blinded veterans need. With the Foundation’s help, your gift will count double and keep this important part of BVA’s Field Service Program going. Thanks so much for your support!


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 is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.

National Headquarters Salutes
All Veterans at DC-Area Events

BVA Executive Director Al Avina, far left, and National President Mark Cornell were joined by British blinded veteran Harvey Godber, far right, and his son, David, for presentation of BVA wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns on a summer-like Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery. More>



Director of District 3 Pete Davis, left, and National Field Service Director Ed Eckroth joined representatives of other Veterans Service Organizations in the Parade of Flags at this year’s
Arlington National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony in the Memorial Amphitheater. The traditional posting and retiring of the colors by the organizations one of several highlights of the hour-long ceremony. More>


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.


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2015-2016 Scholarship Awards Announced

Richmond Events Lift Blinded Vets

Blinded Veterans Memorial Created in
New York State

WWII Vets Offered
Honorary Membership

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