American veterans receive major help from Bowling to Veterans Link
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On National Bowling Day this year, Saturday, August 13, 2022, a charity is doing all it can — in a big way — to help America’s veterans.
Bowlers to Veterans Link has raised over $55 million for veterans over the decades – 80 years in all.
This year, he is donating $500,000 to a pro-veteran organization to help it continue to serve American veterans across the country.
That’s four times the amount he donated last year to the same cause.
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“We are very grateful for the donation for our veterinary centers,” said Jessica Schiefer of the National Association of Veterans Homes in the state, speaking on “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Saturday.
“It has enabled and enabled us to have recreational activities across the country. It allows veterans to get out and reconnect with other veterans. [They can] overcome their fears and achieve their goals,” she added.
Jonathan Spier of the same organization said, “The national association has 161 statehouses across the country. Bowlers to Veterans Link has supported us for decades. We are introducing a new virtual reality program,” he added.
He said they’ve used it on Long Island, NY, for the past five years — and now they’re rolling it out nationwide so even more veterans can use it.
“People have been generous, but you don’t have to be a bowler to donate.”
Speaking about this year’s donation, John Laspina of Bowlers to Veterans Link said of the program, “We have a big mission. The mission is to illuminate the lives of veterans every day.
“We made a promise – in 1942 – none of us were there,” Laspina added.
“But it’s an unbroken promise and we never stopped,” he said, referring to helping American vets.
“This year we’re giving $500,000 to a great cause – helping veterinary centers, helping state homes. And that’s something we’re going to continue.”
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Speaking of what he called a “record year”, he added: “People have been generous, but you don’t have to be a bowler to donate.”
“It goes to good people who have served our country,” he added.
The Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL) is a national 501c3 non-profit charity.
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It supports U.S. veterans and active duty service members through a variety of recreational therapy programs and services, it says on its website, to “accelerate recovery and boost morale to brighten their lives. “.
He adds that the group provides “the ‘pluses’ not funded by the government”.
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The National Association of State Veterans Homes (NASVH) has one primary mission, according to its website: “to promote and improve the quality of care and life for veterans and families in State Veterans Homes through education, networking and advocacy”.
To learn more about the two organizations, watch the video at the top of this article, or Click here to access it.