What is the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA)?

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is an organization of blinded veterans that gather in formal, informal, and recreational settings to help other blinded veterans. Through the programs, groups, and vast resources of the Blinded Veterans Association, the group’s purpose is to urge other blinded veterans to regain quality of life.

Founded in 1945, BVA has been helping blinded vets for more than 65 years. Completely supported by private donations, the Blinded Veterans Association lobbies both the legislative and executive branches of the United States government on behalf of all blinded veterans to get bills passed that support veterans’ care.

Whether the blinded veteran lost sight during active duty or upon returning to civilian life, any blinded veteran can be part of the Blinded Veterans Association. In addition, there is no charge for the services the group provides to other blinded veterans. Also, veterans do not have to join the group to receive services and resources.

The Blinded Veterans Association has regular conventions and meetings across the US, including recreational groups for blinded veterans to relearn competitive skills such as skiing.

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