BBB Reliability Report for
Gateway Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America
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|Name:||Gateway Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America|
|Address:||1311 Lindbergh Plaza Ctr |
|Saint Louis, MO 63132-1630|
|Report Expiration Date:||September 19, 2015|
|Original Business Start Date:||January 1976|
|Principal:||Susan Lyle, Executive Director|
|Type of Business:||Charity - Veterans & Military|
|BBB Accreditation:||This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.|
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"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."
This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Gateway Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America meets all voluntary Standards for Charity Accountability.
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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."
For the year ended June 30, 2014, Gateway Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America's program expenses were:
Fund raising costs were 6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, totaled $397,889, which are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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.
According to Gateway Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America's audited financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2014:
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Report as of September 28, 2014 20:39
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