Welcome to Iowa PVA's Website

The Iowa Paralyzed Veterans of American (IPVA) is a non-profit organization and is one of 33 chapters which represents our national organization, Paralyzed Veterans of America. Our membership is free and consists of veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have suffered a spinal cord injury or received a diagnosis of disease affecting the spinal cord.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Paralyzed veterans of American, please accept our most sincere appreciation for your interest in our organization. It is our pleasure to share with you an overview of the organization and a few of the primary projects and programs we provide to assist our veteran members:

  • Providing a National Service Officer to assist veterans in the process of their claims through the Veterans Administration.
  • Sponsoring athletes who attend the National Veterans Wheelchair Games and other sporting or recreational events.
  • Providing funds for patient programs at both the Des Moines and Iowa City VAMCs, and at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.
  • Providing funds for medical personnel to attend special training seminars dealing with the care and treatment of spinal cord injuries/dysfunction.
  • Providing funds for foundations and corporations who promote finding a cure and/or improving the quality of life for those with catastrophic spinal cord injuries or diseases (these include both national and local research projects).
  • Providing education and advocacy to the community at large to improve the accessibility to the public and private institutions for all disabled individuals.
  • Sponsoring social activities for our members and their families.

Iowa PVA relies solely on private donations and receives no governmental funding. All contributions are tax deductible*, as we are a 501(c)(3) corporation. We are a veteran's service organization charted by Congress.

Notice Regarding Donations made directly to the Paralyzed Veterans of American - Iowa Chapter.

  • 85% of every donation made directly to the Paralyzed Veterans of America - Iowa Chapter goes directly to the eight designated programs supported by the Paralyzed Veterans of America - Iowa Chapter.
  • The Paralyzed Veterans of America - Iowa Chapter relies solely on donations and grants and receives no Governmental funding. Additionally, the Iowa Chapter does not utilize telemarketing or direct mail solicitation of donated funs.
  • All donations made directly to the Paralyzed Veterans of America - Iowa Chapter supports local Veterans and Iowa Chapter members.
  • Your donations support both service connected and non-service connected disable Veterans.

Please see the most recent full independent audit report and IRS form 990 under the Financials tab of this website. If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Gould, Executive Director at (515)277-4782 any time day or night.

On behalf of all of our members and associate members, thank you for your interest in our organization. Please visit our site frequently; we are always adding pictures, videos, and information about our non-profit organization.

 

Upcoming Events

Annual Dinner

The Board of Directors of the Iowa Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America would like to invite you to their Annual Dinner Meeting and Awards Banquet.
WHEN: Friday, October 12th
WHERE: Ramada Tropics & Conference Center at I35/80 and Merle Hay Road
DIRECTIONS: Click here
Learn more here

 

In the spotlight!

Thank You, Sammons Financial Group!

Iowa PVA was nominated to the Sammons Financial Group giving committee by Sammons employee Megan Christiansen, and a donation of $10,000 was presented to the IPVA on Thursday, 9/27/18. THANK YOU to Sammons Financial Group for their generous gift!

Wheels Helping Warriors

A small decision to donate your old vehicle can make a big difference in the lives of #veterans. Visit wheelshelpingwarriors.org to find out how your donations help support our programs and services that are provided free of charge to veterans.

 

 

 

 

Recent News

05-01-18 Iowa Paralyzed Veterans Stars and Stripes Golf Outing is taking place August 4th, 2018. Get more details here.

05-01-18 Iowa Paralyzed Veterans Trapshoot will be taking place June 15 through the 17th. Find the flyer and registration form here.

01-08-18 The November and December Newsletter is now available. Download it from our site here.

11-10-17 News Article: New Wheelchair gives paralyzed veteran independence. Click Here to read more.

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