Charity ReviewIssued: November 2016 Expires: November 2017
Gateway Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America
Standards for Charity Accountability
Gateway Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
"To be the leading advocate for: *Quality health care for its members, *Research and education addressing spinal cord injury and dysfunction, *Benefits available as a result of its members' military service, and *Civil rights and opportunities that maximize the independence of its members."
Incorporated: 1976 in MO
Also Known As: Paralyzed Veterans of America Gateway Chapter
1) Patient Services, 2) Sports & Recreation, 3) Membership Services, 4) Advocacy & Legislation, and 5) Transportation Services. The Patient Services program includes monthly luncheons for hospitalized veterans, plus snacks and coffee distributed to them five times each week. It also provides canteen coupons for necessities, holiday meals and gift bags, an annual steak dinner, and phone cards to keep in touch with their families while completing their lengthy rehabilitation. The local chapter also has a Hospital Liaison who helps patients with problems encountered during their stay in a VA medical facility. Its Sports & Recreation program provides socialization and therapy to new and longtime injured veterans. Outings include annual picnics and parades, fishing tournaments, bowling, trap shoots, wheelchair sports, swimming, adapted skiing, billiards, golf, and quad rugby. All of these activities allow SCI/D veterans the opportunity to regain confidence and rediscover the joy of movement, competition, and community involvement. The local chapter also provides members with a bi-monthly newsletter to keep them informed. It mails annual birthday cards, assists with VA and member benefits, as well as finding housing and employment. It offers peer support counseling, membership meetings, and other services which assist financially. Its transportation program consists of a chapter van and a paid driver. The driver takes veterans to therapy, doctor appointments, peer counseling, recreational outings, sporting events, membership meetings, and run local errands to their banks, grocery stores, or barbers. All of its programs are designed to enable each spinal cord injured or spinal cord diseased veteran "live life to the fullest."
Board Chair: Mr. Stanley D. Brown, President
CEO: Mr. Chris Blanchard, Executive Director
Board Size: 13
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 9.02%
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
The following information is based on Gateway Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Thursday, June 30, 2016.
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