Paralyzed Veterans of America – Colonial Chapter

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National Veterans Wheelchair Games

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Announcement: Second Annual Member and Caregiver Get-Away September 10th – 11th 2021 Ocean City, MD

Upcoming Events

National Veterans Wheelchair Games

August 7th – 14th 2021

New York City, NY

The National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) is the largest annual wheelchair multi-sport and rehabilitation event in the world, co-hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA).

Heros on the Water’s

Potomac Fishing Event

August 28, 2021 – Brunswick, MD

Free for PVA members! Kayaks, Fishing and fun on the water! Lunch and water will be provided.

Second Annual Member and Caregiver Get-Away

September 10th – 11th 2021

Ocean City, MD

Trunk or Treat

October 23, 2021 from 4 pm until 7 pm

700 Barksdale Rd, Newark DE 19711

Prizes for the best decorated vehicle, free hotdogs and soda.

About The Chapter

The Colonial Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Veterans with paralysis due to spinal cord injury or disease and to the protection of their civil rights.
 
We are committed to assisting paralyzed veterans by advocating for access to VA health care and barrier-free access to the community.
 
Our goal is to ensure the health and well-being of our Members and all paralyzed Veterans through education, information and referral, medical research, and physical, psychological, and recreational therapy.

Serving Veterans Since 1972

The Paralyzed Veterans of America, Colonial Chapter is governed by a board of directors, including the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and 3 Board Members. The office staff includes an Executive Director and part-time Office Assistants. Board, general membership, executive committee and other committee meetings are held at the chapter office. Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month beginning at 11 a.m. ALL members are encouraged to attend.

Chapter Programs

Membership

The Colonial Chapter has approximately 320 members.  To qualify for membership an individual must meet the following criteria:

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Sports and Recreation

Colonial PVA realizes that sports and recreation is a valuable rehabilitative tool which is effective in rebuilding self-esteem and self-confidence as well as promoting the health and welfare of its participants.

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Advocacy

Advocacy in the community is a major, ongoing concern. Working with other veteran and disability groups has increased public awareness of the potential of paralyzed and disabled persons in the work place and in the community.

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Service

Paralyzed Veterans of America service officers represent the majority of our membership before the Veterans Administration with regard to claims for benefits.

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Legislation

Paralyzed Veterans of America, Colonial Chapter continually represents its members and others with disabilities at all levels of government; local, state and national, helping to defend and ensure our civil rights in all areas.

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