PVA Offers Disaster Relief to Help Those Affected by Terrorist
Attacks
To: National and State Desks
Contact: Bob Ensinger of The Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA),
202-416-7681


WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Paralyzed Veterans
of America (PVA) is offering disaster relief funds to its members
and other veterans with severe disabilities whose lives were
disrupted by the terrorist attacks September 11 on the World Trade
Center in New York and the Pentagon outside of Washington, D.C.
Veterans can apply for financial assistance through PVA
headquarters in Washington, D.C., the Delaware-Maryland Paralyzed
Veterans Association in Christiana, Del., the Eastern Paralyzed
Veterans Association in Jackson Heights, N.Y., and the
Virginia-Mid-Atlantic Chapter of PVA in Richmond, Va.

Assistance may be used for transportation, temporary shelter,
food, medical supplies and prosthetic appliances. Veterans who
qualify may be eligible for up to $2,500 per family. Priority is
given to PVA members.

"PVA shares with the rest of America the shock and outrage over
these despicable attacks," said Joseph L. Fox, Sr., PVA national
president. "PVA wants to channel our sorrow and anger into helping
veterans with disabilities who were affected by these attacks get
their lives back on track as soon as possible."

For more information or to request an application for financial
assistance, veterans should call or email the following addresses.

PVA National Office
202-872-1300
http://www.pva.org

Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association
718-803-3782
info@epva.org

Delaware-Maryland Paralyzed Veterans Association
302-368-4898
DMPVA@aol.com

Virginia-Mid-Atlantic Chapter of PVA
804-378-0017
denPVA@aol.com

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The Paralyzed Veterans of America, a veterans service
organization chartered by Congress, has for more than 50 years
served the needs of its members, all of whom have catastrophic
paralysis caused by spinal cord injury or disease. To learn about
PVA, visit its Web site at http://www.pva.org.



KEYWORDS:

VETERANS ISSUES, DISASTERS

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09/19 13:14

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