Michael Hardy White, age 64, of Chase City passed away May 27, 2020. Mike was a well known member of the community and enjoyed working in his yard and garden, and sharing stories with his friends and neighbors. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother, Joan C. White of Blackstone; sister, Karen Fisher of McKinney; brothers, Sam White of Cape Charles, and John White of Healdsburg, CA. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Mike’s memory to Bethel Baptist Church, 9040 Trottinridge Road, Chase City, VA 23924. Wood Funeral Service, Chase City is serving the family.
We, the members of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Group of the Blinded Veterans Association mission is to develop a closer relationship among the blinded veterans of our Nation; to assist in their rehabilitation; to hasten their acceptance into the community; to keep members informed of the facilities, and to help in their
The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) was formed in 1945 and was chartered by Congress in 1958. BVA helps veterans and their families meet and overcome the challenges of blindness. Services of BVA are available to all veterans who have become blind, either during or after active duty.
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Group, a subsidiary of the Blinded Veterans Association, covers Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Within BVA, we are in District 3 of 6 Districts. Our District Director is Monaca Gilmore.
Within the Mid-Atlantic Region, there are several VA Medical Centers which are serving our veterans. Among the Veteran Hospital locations are: Baltimore Maryland VAMC; Hampton Road Virginia VAMC; Richmond Virginia VAMC; Roanoke/Salem Virginia VAMC; Washington D.C. VAMC; Wilmington Delaware VAMC.
The federal elections will be upon us. Are you registered to vote? I encourage all of our members to participate in this political process. Our elected officials will make policy decisions that affect not only Veterans but our communities, our economy and our daily life. If you are not registered to vote the following links will provide instructions on registering in your state:
Washington DC: https://www.dcboee.org/home.asp
Members can contact their congressional representative by calling the Capitol Switch Board at (202) 224-3121.Follow the prompts
Any person who has served in the Armed Forces of the United States if he/she has sustained an impairment of sight or vision. The criteria for impairment is defined as central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with corrective lenses, or a visual field restriction of no greater than 20 degrees or less in the better eye.
Any supportive organization, group or person who desires to support our free programs for blinded veterans. You are also lending your voice to the Association as we advocate for policies and issues that affect every blinded veterans. With over 50 Regional Groups around the country, you can also take part on a local level in social events and raising awareness of the challenges facing blinded veterans.
To support and serve blinded women veteran members of BVA through awareness and advocacy efforts that are impactful to their health and welfare.
Monaca Gilmore (Chair), North Carolina
Marlene Davis Lilly, Arkansas
Jeanie Murphy, Kansas
Michaun Harrison, Virginia
Elizabeth Holmes, Georgia
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