Dear Potential Corporate Sponsors,
During the Great War, through the end of World War II, the blinded veteran’s only source of income was what they raised by standing on the street comer, white cane in hand, dark glasses covering their eyes, with a sign around their neck saying “Please help a blinded veteran.” In the other hand they held a tin cup filled with pencils with a sign asking for a donation.
After World War II, the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) was formed to help blinded veterans improve their lifestyle and their quality of life. When a veteran loses their vision, as with the loss of another body part, they go into a deep depression and sometimes never recover.
Today, thanks to the BVA, blinded veterans can participate in sports, work in offices, run businesses and work with modem technology equipment. But the purpose of the BVA is far from over.
As the world changes, each and every day, the purpose of the BVA is to help veterans adjust to those challenges. The BVA helps veterans by expanding and improving their commitment to the blinded veterans of yesterday, today, and in the future.
The New Jersey BVA (NJ BVA) does this by talking to those blinded veterans and discovering what activities they enjoyed BEFORE they lost their sight. They then use this knowledge and the donations made to the NJ BVA to recreate those activities for the blinded veterans. Activities include sky diving, triathlons, target shooting (rifles, hand guns, bows & arrows), and all other sports.
Please contact our treasurer with any questions. Thanks in advance from the Blinded Veterans Association Regional Group of New Jersey.
Make checks payable to: BVA-RG-NJ
and mail to
Leonard T. Pope – Treasurer
20 De Cou Ave.
Ewing, NJ 08628