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Atlanta Chapter – BVA

We comply with all bylaws of our National and Regional registers.  We also adhere to the national mission statement below:

Mission

BVA serves as ambassadors and mentors for all veterans and their families coping with sight loss.

Vision

BVA continually strives to better the lives of all who served in the Armed Forces living with sight loss through: expert advocacy, engaged membership, clear communication and peer inspired self-reliance. Our BVA family epitomizes respect, honor, dedication and commitment to sustain a thriving, informed, patriotic and connected community.

Purpose

BVA is the ONLY congressionally chartered Veterans Service Organization created for, consisting of and led by Visually Impaired Veterans focused on the issues, advocacy and mentorship vital to all veterans and families coping with sight loss regardless of service connection. Specifically tasked by Congress to:

  • Operate as a not-for-profit corporation exclusively for charitable, educational, patriotic and civic improvement purposes
  • Promote the welfare of blinded veterans so that, notwithstanding their disabilities, they may take their rightful place in the community and work with their fellow citizens toward the creation of a peaceful world
  • Preserve and strengthen a spirit of fellowship among blinded veterans so that they may give mutual aid and assistance to one another
  • Maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom and to encourage loyalty to the Constitution and laws of the United States and of the States in which they reside

Motto

Blinded Veterans Helping Blinded Veterans