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Important Support Organizations for Disabled Veterans

August 31, 2011

An accomplished philanthropist and prominent champion of charitable causes, Lois Pope spearheads the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation, Inc. Through her work with the foundation, Pope supports the construction of a national memorial in Washington, D.C., in order to recognize the sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. In addition to the work of Lois Pope and the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation, Inc., there are a number of other charitable organizations in the United States that dedicate themselves to honoring and supporting disabled American veterans in their everyday lives.

Disabled American Veterans: A nonprofit charitable organization designed to create better lives for disabled veterans and their families, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has existed since the days of World War I. Since then, the organization has garnered an official congressional charter and expanded to represent the interests of more than 200,000 disabled veterans in their dealings with the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The DAV also provides valuable support on a personal level, possessing on an extensive network of volunteers to provide free rides to and from VA hospitals and help boost the morale of veterans who are disabled or sick. To learn more about Disable American Veterans, visit www.dav.org.

Paralyzed Veterans of America: For many veterans of American wars, serious injuries resulting in paralysis can seriously alter their quality of life. To support paralyzed veterans as they pursue full lives and satisfying careers, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) sponsors a number of programs, including job search assistance and adaptive sports initiatives. In addition to speaking on behalf of paralyzed veterans in various health care and legislative arenas, PVA also dedicates itself to assisting in the search for a cure for paralysis. To learn more about Paralyzed Veterans of America, visit www.pva.org.

The Association for Service Disabled Veterans: The Association for Service Disabled Veterans (ASDV) is a national association that promotes increased economic participation on the part of disabled veterans and prisoner of war veterans. In particular, ASDV works with service disabled veterans to help them become more involved in the business world, primarily through managed employment and enterprise development. To learn more about the Association for Service Disabled Veterans, visit the website at www.asdv.org.

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