Blog: Blinded Veterans Association

February 22, 2010
By Katie Packard

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is a group of blinded veterans who help other blinded veterans. It was established to help veterans and their families overcome the challenges of sight limitations. The organization offers service programs, regional groups, resources and government advocacy to improve life for blinded veterans, whether they incurred the disability during or after active military service. The BVA also helps encourage and support blinded veterans. The services of and membership in the organization are free, and becoming a member is not a prerequisite for obtaining assistance.

Blind or visually impaired veterans, families, friends and anyone who wants to become involved are encouraged to contact the organization by letter, phone or e-mail. The BVA would like to hear from anyone who can offer ideas, thoughts and service. The Web site features contact information, instructions for making a donation or becoming a member, more detailed information about the group, news on its efforts and additional resources.

For more Homefront Help items, check out this month's SIGNAL Connections.

The programs listed on these pages are not affiliated with our publication or association. We highlight these independent efforts as a service to our military and our readers. For more information about these programs, please contact the organizations directly.

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I am retired entertainer in the past used my show to help many vfw, amvets dav, american legion raise money for their clubs, i am Bline in one eye and without glasses i am considered blind, but i see enough to continue to entertain, afyer 25 yrs of perfoming from national tv shows, branson mo. ect. i would like to afiliate myseft with a charity to help raise money for blinded veterans, Do you think your charity would be interested in me donating my playing fee after expensives to your cause, and would you indorse my little show as a member of the blinded veterans asso., in 2004 i was awarded an honary purple heart from the Military Order of the Purple Heart chapter 696, Disabled AMERICAN VETERANS CHAPTER 128. It was great honor for me. Now that I have Free time on my hands I would like to continue my efforts of support
Thank You
Kennith E Tackett

Hi Kennith,

Thanks for reading and for your comment. The Homefront Help column only highlights noteworthy organizations; we're not affiliated with them, so for answers to your questions please contact the Blinded Veterans Association directly by e-mailing them at or online:

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