TITLE

getting to Know us . .

PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
PN;Apr2005, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Michigan residents taught about the PVA members who volunteer thousands of hours in Virginia hospitals, helping other veterans with spinal-cord injury/dysfunction. Texas PVA members reached out by providing information about SCI/D, VA benefits, and safety. Students in the Washington D.C., area learned firsthand about accepting people with disabilities. This was PVA Awareness Week (PAW) 2004-a nationwide event showcasing the contributions of paralyzed veterans and the volunteers working with them. In 1984, the Paralyzed Veterans of America's leadership established PAW to take place in conjunction with the organization's founding date. The annual event provides an opportunity for PVA to spread its mission and focus on paralyzed veterans nationwide.
ACCESSION #
16460303

 

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