“This April, during Paralyzed Veterans Awareness Month, we’re encouraging the public to learn about the challenges paralyzed veterans face and to give back and support these veterans by volunteering, hiring a veteran if you’re a business owner or by making a donation to support our programs and services, which are provided free to veterans,” said paralyzed U.S. Army veteran Bill Lawson, national president of Paralyzed Veterans.
For the third year in a row, Lawson will be traveling around the country to raise awareness about health care, benefits and jobs for veterans. He will be stopping in New York City; Dallas; Fort Myers, FL; Washington, DC; and Chicago to speak with local veterans and community leaders about these issues.
Paralyzed Veterans chapters across the country will be holding local awareness events throughout the month of April. To locate a chapter event in your city, please visitwww.pva.org/pam.
Paralyzed Veterans of America and its 34 chapters:
- Advocate for quality VA health care and veterans benefits.
- Work to make America more accessible for all people with disabilities.
- Empower veterans with the tools and support they need to secure good careers.
- Invest in research to find new treatments and a cure for paralysis.
- Promote and provide rehabilitative wheelchair sports and recreational activities.
- Deliver its services to all veterans and their families free of charge, thanks to the generous support and donations of the American people.