In recognition of the April Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month, Paralyzed Veterans and its 34 chapters nationwide will be highlighting the challenges facing veterans with spinal cord injury/dysfunction and educating the public about the programs, services, and the support that Paralyzed Veterans provides to injured veterans and their families. Additionally, April 2014 marks the 68th anniversary of the founding of the veterans service organization, according to a Paralyzed Veterans of America recent news release.

Bill Lawson, national president of Paralyzed Veterans and paralyzed US Army veteran, explains that during the awareness month, “we’re encouraging the public to learn about the challenges paralyzed veterans face and to give back and support these veterans by volunteering, hiring a veteran if you’re a business owner or by making a donation to support our programs and services, which are provided free to veterans.”

The release notes that for the fourth consecutive year, Lawson will be traveling around the country in an effort to raise awareness about healthcare, benefits, and jobs for veterans. Lawson will make stops in New York City, Dallas, Fort Myers, Fla, Washington, DC, and Chicago to speak with local veterans and community leaders about these issues.

The organization’s chapters nationwide will hold local awareness events throughout April.

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Source: Paralyzed Veterans of America