Paralyzed Veterans now uses multiple ways to stay in touch withe you, our valuable members. As usual, we communicate several times a year with our Newsletter, Northern High Lights. Recently we added a monthly update to our toolbox, a short update via email and online, called the North Star Bullet. Look for the latest edition in your email. If you you’d like to stay on top of the MNPVA chapter news, subscribe now!
It is Twins baseball time again!
ATTENTION TWINS FANS - there has been a change to our season tickets. MNPVA will have our tickets issued in one month blocks to us, beginning with the May 14 and May 31. No tickets are available for games prior to May 14. If interested, choose a game and an alternative (May 14-31) that you'd like to go to and email firstname.lastname@example.org with those two dates and the email you'd like the tickets to go to. We will notify you if your name was drawn. These are ELECTRONIC TICKETS. You must have a smart device to receive the tickets and gain admittance to the stadium.
Amtrak has entered into a Settlement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve a lawsuit brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The Settlement Agreement resolves alleged violations of the ADA.
If you were harmed by Amtrak’s lack of accessible transportation services between July 27, 2013 and December 2, 2020 you may be eligible to receive payment from a compensation fund established by Amtrak.
Amtrak was suppose to be in compliance with the ADA in 2010, 20 years after passage of the law. However many architectural barriers still remain. This includes: physical access to stations, parking, a path of travel to and through out the station, restrooms, drinking fountains, audio announcements, train platforms, access boarding the train, reservation counters and websites. If you feel you were harmed by some of the barriers listed or other instance of discrimination all that is needed is your testimonial documentation of the event / your story and other identifying factors.
To be eligible for consideration for possible payment, you must submit a claim by May 29, 2021. You may obtain information on how to submit a claim in several ways: (1) by visiting www.AmtrakDisabilitySettlement.com (2) by sending an email with your name, address, and telephone number to info@AmtrakDisabilitySettlement.com, or (3) by calling the Fund Administrator at (888) 334-6165 or TTY: (866) 411-6976.
Information for Camp Ripley events can be found by going to https://www.mnvetsoutdoors.org/trolling-for-the-troops.html where you will find all the details needed to participate. These events are a cooperative effort between multiple veteran’s organizations, including MNPVA, to offer those veterans with disabilities an opportunity to participate in their favorite pastimes. It’s also a great chance to try something new. We encourage all of our members who are interested to check it out!
During these unusual times, it’s more important than ever that we are SAFE, CONNECTED, and physically ACTIVE. Move United is committed to helping you do that. Check out the numerous free live and on demand adaptive exercise and fitness classes to participate in!
New!!! Are you (or someone you know) an person with a disability who needs equipment to exercise at home? We’ve got you! Move United is providing FREE #AdaptatHome Fitness Kits to athletes. Click here to register your need.
Check out the calendar of events https://www.moveunitedsport.org/adaptathome/ to join free classes and put your equipment to use!
Now it's on to New York City for the 40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, scheduled for August 8-13, 2021 https://wheelchairgames.org/
Especially now, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) needs your support. Donate a car, truck, RV or even a boat! Donating is easy, the pick-up is free, and your generous gift is tax-deductible. 877-900-VETS (877-900-VETS) | #COVID19
Founded in 1946, the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is a national organization dedicated to serving former members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have suffered catastrophic paralysis as a result of spinal cord injury or disease. By Public law 92-93 (1971), the U.S. Congress charted PVA.
The Minnesota Paralyzed Veterans of America was granted chapter status in 1993. Our office is located within the Minneapolis VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. Our current membership is over 300. The Minnesota PVA is an IRS, tax exempt - 501 (c) 3 organization registered with the State of Minnesota and as such all gifts are tax deducti
The Minnesota Paralyzed Veterans of America was granted chapter status in 1993. Our office is located within the Minneapolis VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. Our current membership is over 300. The Minnesota PVA is an IRS, tax exempt - 501 (c) 3 organization registered with the State of Minnesota and as such all gifts are tax deductible. The National Paralyzed Veterans of America was founded in 1947, with a total membership of over 21,000 in all 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. PVA is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of individuals with spinal cord injury or disease.
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Colors of covers for the Kelly Leg Band may vary
Sizes are as follows:
15" = Small
16" = Medium
17" = Large
The Kelly Leg Bands are made of hard plastic and are black in color and they are sold with one cover.
Cost: $40.00 each--Shipping cost is $8.00 via Parcel Post through the United States Postal Service – if other shipping requests are needed by the customer, additional charges may apply.
Minnesota made bowling ramps!
Description: The ramp is 1" in diameter, 34" wide from the back or the widest point of the ramp, 34" tall and weighs 25 pounds, but comes apart easily and is more awkward to move around assembled than it is heavy.
Cost: $350.00 per ramp plus shipping and handling is $100.00. All shipments are made by FedX Ground unless specified by customer and they will be responsible for the shipping cost.
Please contact the MNPVA office at 612-467-2263 or by email here
Available for purchase
See PDF below for details.
See PDF below for details.
Please contact the MNPVA office at 612-467-2263
*Market Value Exclusion on Homestead Property of Disabled Veterans:
Ramsey County –
Dakota County -
Scott County –
Hennepin County -
Anoka County -
Stearns County -
Wright County –
City of Bloomington -
-Be advised that there may be other counties that are not listed on this page-
*Department of Veterans Affairs:
Clothing Allowance for Veterans with prosthetic or orthopedic appliances.
Any Veteran who is rated for a service-connected disability for which he or she uses prosthetic or orthopedic appliances may receive an annual clothing allowance.
The allowance is also available to any Veteran whose service-connected skin condition requires prescribed medication that irreparably damages the Veteran's outer garments.