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Nonprofit Organization: Paralyzed Veterans of America 

Written by on Jun. 13th, 2022
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Nonprofit Organization: Paralyzed Veterans of America 

Tri-State Chapter 

National Hire a Veteran Day 

Monday, July 25th 

Every year, there are approximately 200,000 military people that will leave the uniformed services.  When these outstanding servicemen and women return to the civilian population, many will struggle through a vast array of issues. According to the National Academy of Sciences, these issues may include but are not limited to unemployment, homelessness, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety,  alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide. Some surveys indicate that as many as 44% who served in Iraq  and Afghanistan will struggle with readjusting at home. 

In support of the incredible sacrifices of our veterans, National Hire a Veteran Day was founded by  Marine Corps veteran, Dan Caporale. This day is observed on July 25th and is a call to action for those in our communities wishing to make a real difference. As our military folks transition out of military life and into the civilian population, easing some of the material struggles they face may make all the difference. 

While National Hire a Veteran Day focuses primarily on encouraging employers to find qualified veterans to hire, it is also a day to bring awareness to issues that face our veterans and to provide additional resources to help. 

As one of the holidays that is recognized by federal agencies, there are a couple that have partnered together to provide resources for our vets. For veteran job seekers, you can locate different types of employment on the Department of Veterans Affairs official website. They have partnered with the  Department of Labor to help match veterans with employment opportunities in the private and public  sectors. 

In honor and support of National Hire a Veteran Day, KSLM Radio would like to highlight a local organization that is dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and providing wounded veterans the ability to live with dignity as contributors to society. Since 1946, Paralyzed Veterans of America’s mission has been to change lives and build brighter futures for our heroes. They work tirelessly to empower our brave servicemen and women to regain their freedom and independence. 

Since 1976, the Paralyzed Veterans of America Tri-State Chapter has served our local communities in a  variety of different ways. Their programs range from sports programs to veteran discounts and vehicle donations. They also partner with many other businesses in our community to raise donations that directly impact the lives of these heroes. 

If you know of a veteran that is returning home, please visit the Paralyzed Veterans of America Tri-State Chapter’s website at www.OregonPVA.org to locate the incredible resources available to make the transition a little less stressful. If you’re an employer who is interested in hiring a veteran, please visit www.dol.gov/agencies/vets/employers/hire to post your job opening. 

Upcoming Paralyzed Veterans of America Tri-State Chapter’s Fundraiser Events: 

July 10, 2022 – ATV Raffle 

July 16, 2022 – OPVA Gold Cup Golf Tournament  

July 30, 2022 – Show & Shine Car Show

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