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Latest Paralyzed Veterans of America Stories

2012-08-01 06:20:49

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vehicle Production Group (VPG) today announced a partnership with Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) in sponsorship of Mission: ABLE and will offer a $5000 rebate toward the purchase of an MV-1 for eligible members. This is in addition to a grant of up to $19,858.14 that qualified members can receive from the VA towards the purchase of a new MV-1. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120305/NY64105LOGO) For every car that is...

2012-07-27 06:21:20

Cuts Would Have Severe Consequences for VA Health Care and Benefits WASHINGTON, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is extremely disappointed that the Administration still believes portions of the funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may be subject to significant cuts as a result of sequestration, due to take effect in January 2013. "The Administration has apparently reversed its position that it took earlier this...

2012-06-25 06:27:36

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is proud to recognize the National Host Sponsors for the 32nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games (Games), which begin today in Richmond, Va., and run through June 30. Altria Group, Invacare Corporation, UPS and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System will serve as the National Host Sponsors for the world's largest annual wheelchair sports event. "Though their generous support of the National...

2012-06-22 06:22:16

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experiencing the world's largest annual wheelchair sports event in the world--the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, is just a mouse click away, thanks to efforts by Games co-presenters the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans). This year, the two groups are encouraging the public to become virtual 'fans in the stands' of the Games, by following all the action and supporting our veteran...

2012-06-20 10:24:14

MCLEAN, Va., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced that it is a Platinum Sponsor of the 32nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games scheduled for June 25-30 in Richmond, Va., at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The games are presented by Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). As the largest annual wheelchair sports competition in the world, the games offer 17...

2012-06-04 02:23:45

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veterans and leaders from business, government and the armed services took to the fairways at Trump National Golf Club for the fifth annual Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open. The event, hosted by Agility Defense & Government Services, raised more than $350,000 for Paralyzed Veterans of America's vocational rehabilitation services program - Operation PAVE (Paving Access for Veterans Employment). The program aims to end unemployment for...

2012-05-03 10:20:14

Four charities during four weeks in May to receive World of Tanks proceeds EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To recognize and honor North American veterans and troops during National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM), Wargaming America, the North American publisher and service center of the award-winning videogame developer and publisher, today announced its "World of Thanks" giving program in partnership with top veteran organizations. Wargaming America has...

2012-04-24 10:25:04

Cuts Would Have Had Severe Consequences for VA Health Care WASHINGTON, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) applauds the Administration for ensuring that the health care and benefits needs of veterans will be protected from serious cuts to funding that would have devastated veterans and their families. Yesterday, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) finally provided clarification that all programs administered by the Department...

2012-04-10 10:22:25

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A paralyzed veteran from Woodward, OK, is daring TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to dance with him on her show to raise awareness about veterans with disabilities. U.S. Army veteran Bill Lawson, who is National President of Paralyzed Veterans of America, will be in Los Angeles at the end of April as he completes a month-long nationwide tour to focus public attention on the issues facing veterans and their families. His hope is...

2012-03-29 10:24:52

Paralyzed Veterans' National President will Travel Around the Country to Raise Awareness for Veterans with Disabilities WASHINGTON, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America is marking the 66th anniversary of its founding this April by encouraging all Americans to take a stand and commit to helping veterans as part of their life's mission. With the theme Building a Nation Fit for Heroes and events across the country, Paralyzed Veterans Awareness Month...