Providing Veterans with opportunities to experience adventures and supported activities in a safe environment that will enhance their lives through our motto of “Improve the ability, don’t glorify the disability.”
Each year a group of men and women travel to Snomass, CO for the DAV Winter Games. TVAP (Trident Veterans Adaptive Programs) has been an active participant at this event for over two decades. Every February, men and women of this country who have proudly served come to enjoy one another on the Mountain. They participate in activities they once thought they would never do again.
Many of them have come to love the SCUBA event which is what TVAP provides. It gives them an opportunity to be weightless, not just physically but emotionally. They have the ability to let go and enjoy the therapeutic healing that comes with each dive. We have received more and more requests to travel and reach out to those amazing men and women who cannot make the trip and take the program to their home state.
So that is our goal! We are reaching out to you to help make it possible for TVAP to take the hearts they have to serve the fine men and women who have served us selflessly.
Veterans serve their country for numerous reasons. Some do it out of patriotism. Others did it because they were drafted. And some even do it as an adventure. It doesn't matter. What does matter is that they took time out of their lives to serve our country. They took a portion of their lives and devoted it to something higher than themselves. Some have suffered mightily for it. We are grateful for a nation of men and women who served so well and make us proud every day. We mourn those who died and those whose lives will never be whole again. We must resolve to care for these veterans who return to our country and suffer from injuries obvious and not so obvious. It's what we can do for them. So today we should consider what our veterans have provided us and not lose sight of the fact that some return to a world that's forever changed. They didn't count on that even if the possibility was always there. The best we can do is honor and respect their service, and do our best to provide them what they need. And if nothing else, just say thanks -
So here is your opportunity to give back. By making a donation today you will be supporting each outreach program.
Your donation will be considered a charitable tax deductible donation.
We thank you for your support and look forward to sharing the many stories and lives changed with each event!
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