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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 National President Mark Cornell, right, presented National Treasurer Paul Mimms with the Association’s highest meritorious honor, the Melvin J. Maas Award for Professional Achievement. The presentation took place August 21 at the Awards Banquet of the BVA 69th National Convention in Sparks, Nevada. Paul is a member of the Missouri Regional Group. More>

photo from conventionNational Officers and a U.S. Congressman warmly welcomed BVA faithful to Sparks, Nevada, and the Association's 69th National Convention during the event's President's Reception August 18. Left to right, Cora Stamper, National Vice President Dale Stamper, Representative Mark Amodei (R-NV-2), National President Mark Cornell, and Chong Cornell. More>

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.

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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