All 34 chapters of the Paralyzed Veterans of America are celebrating the 65th Anniversary of its founding this April. Their focus is to promote the empowerment of paralyzed veterans. Mission: ABLE is a newly launched campaign seeking to recruit Americans to help disabled veterans and their families get the resources they need to live as independently as possible.
To help reach that goal, Mission: ABLE aims to help paralyzed veterans receive:
- Various levels of care;
- Benefits; and
- Gainful employment.
Everyone in the community can help paralyzed veterans in some way, whether it is a local business owner who can hire a veteran with a disability or even just saying thank you to a disabled veteran just coming back from Afghanistan or Iraq. With the ultimate goal being to help better the lives of disabled and paralyzed veterans, everyone can do something.
Across the country Paralyzed Veterans of America will host various events to raise awareness and support. Specifically, these events will seek to raise consciousness and understanding of the difficulties veterans with spinal cord injuries and disease face in their day-to-day lives. Paralyzed veterans have an unemployment rate of 85%, so anything that can be done to help them find solid employment is welcomed.
Paralyzed Veterans of America does more than invest in research looking for treatments and cures for paralysis. They also focus on easing accessibility for paralyzed veterans as well as sponsoring wheelchair sports and making available other recreational activities. They offer a plethora of services to paralyzed veterans as well as their families free of cost. None of this would be possible, however, without the public’s support.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, contact Veterans Help Group. You may be entitled to certain programs and benefits so contact our veterans disability rights firm today.