Mountain States Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America is a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization specializing in assisting and promoting a full lifestyle for veterans affected by spinal cord injury or neurological disease. We are an IRS, tax-exempt – 501 (c) 3 organization. All personal contributions are therefore tax deductible.
The Paralyzed Veterans of America was formed in 1946. Mt. States Chapter is one of 34 chapters of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, a national organization, headquartered in Washington, DC. Mt. States Chapter (MSCPVA) received its charter in 1955 and has served paralyzed veterans in our region (Colorado, Montana, Wyoming & Utah) since its inception.
The Key Objective of PVA is to take those actions necessary to restore spinal cord injured or diseased veterans’ bodies and life potentials as closely as is humanly possible to those Americans not suffering spinal cord dysfunction. This is accomplished by the coordinated efforts of the PVA organization through programs:
- To advocate for and monitor the delivery of high quality and appropriate health care benefits and services.
- To assist in identifying and securing veterans’ benefits and other benefits for spinal cord injured and diseased veterans and others as appropriate.
- To promote medical research to cure spinal cord dysfunction and other related problems.
- To educate society on the attitudinal, physical and legal barriers which confront persons with disabilities and to influence the removal of those barriers.
- To provide information to and opportunities for health promotion, recreation, employment, sports, services, and camaraderie for spinal cord injured and diseased veterans and others as appropriate.
- To provide for cooperation with and seek the support of other groups and individuals who share PVA’s objectives.
- To acquaint the public with the current and ongoing needs and current and past contributions of America’s
- To acquaint the public with simple and effective means for reducing the risk of preventing spinal cord injury.
- To promote involvement of the public in national and local activities that support PVA’s mission.