Who Are We?
We are an Arizona organization committed to our veterans and our community.
- Men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of our country.
- Veterans who volunteer to serve in the best interest of our disabled communities.
- We are mentors to newly injured individuals and Arizona’s youth.
- We are doctors, lawyers, teachers, accountants, and engineers. We are YOU.
Together we promote independence and quality of life for all individuals.
We are a Veterans Service Organization chartered by the United States Congress. Our goal and purpose is dedicated to the service of our veterans in following areas:
- Improving quality of life
The Arizona chapter for Paralyzed Veterans is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit Organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. We serve US military veterans who endure Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and (SCD) Spinal Cord Disease/Dysfunction.
How We Are Different From Other Veteran Organizations:
PVA was originally formed in 1946, the Arizona Chapter was incorporated in Arizona in 1967. The PVA and its Chapters were chartered by the United States Congress in 1971. This Charter entitles the AZPVA the following rights and responsibilities:
- The ability to inspect, communicate, and work directly with hospital, clinics, and VA Systems located in Arizona.
- The power and capability to ensure the best care and resources are supplied under the current laws to Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury or Dysfunction but not limited to MS (Multiple Sclerosis) or ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).
- National Service Officers made readily available to provide free claim services.
- In our commitment to serve, the Arizona Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans does not charge the Veteran, the VA, or anyone else for our services.
- Unlike many other veteran organizations, 99% of our funding stays within Arizona: this directly benefits YOU!