Paralyzed Veterans of America North Central Chapter

Mission Statement

Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members – veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction. PVA will use that expertise to be the leading advocate for: • Quality health care for our members, • Research and education addressing spinal cord injury and dysfunction, • Benefits available as a result of our members’ military service, • Civil rights and opportunities that maximize the independence of our members.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments The PVA North Central outreached to veterans in nursing homes throughout North and South Dakota along with the VA Health Care Systems. This was done in an effort to reach more members and to make these facilities aware of our existence in order to help our veterans and provide them with our programs and services and ensure they are receiving the benefits they have earned. We continue to work with our VA's and Sanford Hospital to add additional sports and recreational events throughout the year in order to keep our veterans and other individuals with disabilities active. Additionally, our National Service Officer served 553 clients and 2,497 contacts regarding 348 issues which resulted in awards of $3,028,308.00 in benefits to Veterans and/or family members.
Current Goals With the pandemic, starting in March, we have had to change our strategy. We have started using Zoom for meetings and game days to keep our members in touch with each other and interact socially. We are finding new ways to engage our members on social media.
Community or Constituency Served PVA North Central Chapter serves all veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Geographic Area Served PVA North Central Chapter serves North Dakota, South Dakota, Southwest Minnesota, Northwest Iowa and a small portion of Montana and Wyoming.

Reports & Finances

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Major Program Expenses
Veterans benefit information & application assistance, medical equipment & supplies, newsletter:
Public Affairs, Legislation, Veterans Benefits, removal of handicapped barriers, sport opportunities, public awareness:
Research/Education, nursing scholarships, grants to rehab units, seminars for doctors and nurses:
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Program Services
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Organization Last Reviewed on 11/16/2017

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209 N. Garfield Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605-336-0494

General Information

Alternative Name: North Central Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America
EIN: 46-0359947
Principal Staff: Lisa Cummings
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 2
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 1200
Ruling Year: 2013


Board Chair: Perry Grimme
Number of Board Members: 9
Board Meetings with Quorum: 7
Average Member Attendance: 8.1

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