HISTORY / DOCUMENTS
The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) traces its roots back to the end of World War II. The organization’s founders consisted of some 100 young men, mostly in their early 20s. Members of this unique group had recently lost their sight in the war and were recovering from their injuries at Avon Old Farms Army Convalescent Hospital near Avon, Connecticut.
STAFF / NATIONAL OFFICERS / DISTRICT DIRECTORS
BVA maintains a National Headquarters close to the Capitol to conduct the business of the organization, including Advocacy, Field Services, OPS Program Support, Membership Services, Communication and Administration. The headquarters staff includes blinded veterans and all are dedicated to ensuring that no blinded veteran is left behind.
In addition to BVA’s work on a national level, the Association also supports many separate regional groups throughout the United States.
National Blinded Veterans Association Auxiliary (BVAA) was established in 1977 to educate and offer assistance to friends and family members of blinded veterans. BVAA seeks to strengthen the spirit of fellowship that naturally exists among its members. Any friends, family members, or individuals age 18 and over who are interested in helping blinded veterans are eligible for membership.