09-25-15 Rally Point Cedar Valley Veterans Announces Launch Offering Iowa's Only Homeless and Transitional Shelter for Active Service Members and Veterans. Read More.
09-23-15 Join us for the Operation Engage American event on November 10, 2015. Click here for more details.
09-10-15 The July - August 2015 Newsletter is now available. Click here to download.
09-10-15 Terry E. Brandstad has proclaimed September 18,2015 as POW/MIA Recognition Day in the state of Iowa in honor of all returned U.S. POW's and captured, missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War, Korean War, Cold War, and WWII, and ask all citizens of Iowa to observe this day with appropriate cereonies. See the entire proclomation here.
09-01-15 On July 25, 2015, the Cedar Rapids Eagle Riders held the All American Bash Motorcycle Ride and Fundraising Event. All proceeds from this event were directed to the Iowa Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America. The event began with a ride which started at J&P Cycles in Anamosa. (J&P Cycles was also a significant sponsor of the event.) 70 motorcycles participated and made four stops before reaching the final destination at the beautifully renovated Veterans Memorial Building in Cedar Rapids, IA. Live music, food and silent auction was all provided at the Veterans Memorial Building. Several of the Iowa PVA Board of Directors and their wives were in attendance as well as National PVA Vice President Liaison Charles Brown (and Becky). The event was a huge success. On August 22, the Cedar Rapids Eagle Riders presented Iowa PVA with a check for $7500.00 raised at this event. This was the biggest one day fundraising event ever held by an Eagle Riders club. This is a fabulous group. Special thanks goes out to Mike Smith, Dale DeRues and Jim Delaney.
08-15-15 VAratings.com provides a free ratings/review system with a directory of
all VA Hospitals, Outpatient Clinics, Veteran Centers, National
Cemeteries and Intake Centers. The rating system consists of a 5 star
rating process with questions about a veteran’s visit that deal with
Department, Ease of scheduling, Wait times, Treatment quality, Staff’s
quality of care and more. A comment section is also available where
veterans can add more information and others visitors can respond
directly to posts. Here's an article to read about it: http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/New-Website-Allows-Veterans-to-Review-VA-Facilities--321560631.html Please take a moment to register and rate your facility. While rating,include your comments about the importance of maintaining fully
resourced specialized SCI/D services, access to customized prosthetics,
and the need for SCI/D nurse staffing to allow for more operating beds
for annual exams and acute care
07-29-15 Do you have a spinal cord injury, disease, or disorder? If so, you have been cordially invited to attend the 11th Annual Adaptive Sports & Recreation Expo. This will be held on Saturday August 15, 2015. For more information, please visit our sports sections by clicking here.
07-09-15 The May and June Newsletter is now available for download. You can find it here.
07-01-15 iGive.com July $1,000 Contest and $5 New Member Bonuses Mean Bigger Donations for Paralyzed Veterans of America - Iowa Chapter.
06-30-15 The Iowa Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America mobile app. is now available for download at the Apple App Store or Google Play. Downloading this app. to your mobile device provides an instant $1 donation to Iowa PVA, provides event information, provides information about our organization and enables you to donate simply and directly to Iowa PVA.
06-24-15 There will be a motorcycle ride, food/beverage and live music fundraising event held on July 25 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The event is being presented by the Cedar Rapids Eagle Riders and all proceeds will benefit the Iowa Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America. Please come out and support our veteran heroes! For mor details see flyer above!
05-12-15 "May $5 New Member Promotion" Free Donations for Paralyzed Veterans of America - Iowa Chapter! Spring is finally here. To celebrate, I-Give will donate $5 per new member supporting Paralyzed Veterans of America - Iowa Chapter through May 31. Click this link and share with your friends. http://www.iGive.com/welcome/warmwelcome.cfm?c=67489&m=954776
03-16-15 "Your Future Awaits" scholarship program is taking place again this year. Applications will be accepted through June 17, 2015. Click here to learn more.
03-04-15 The 2015 Annual Trapshoot and Pistol Shoot have been scheduled. For more information and registration sheets, please view our sports page by clicking here.
02-23-15 Military members have a story to tell and the WRITING MY WAY BACK HOME weekend workshop will help them gain the tools and confidence to tell it well. By using reading and writing exercises to explore deployment and wartime experiences—the fear, boredom, anxieties, thrills, brutality, tears and beauty—attendees learn how to write a story and make it compelling. WRITING MY WAY BACK HOME participants will explore the many approaches possible to write about the self to produce personal stories, poetry, fiction, and song lyrics by the end of the weekend. To view more details, click here...
Help us raise $500 for the Iowa Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America
The Cedar Rapids, Iowa Eagle Riders are holding a fund raiser for the Iowa Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. 100 percent of the funds raised through this booster will be donated to the Iowa Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. All money donated to the Iowa PVA STAYS in Iowa to support our Vets. Click here to learn more.
01-27-15 On February 27, 2015 check out the "Writing My Way Back Home - Free Midwest Veterans Writing Workshop" on Eventbrite! Click here for more details.
01-15-15 The November and December 2014 newsletter has arrived. Download your copy here.