Central Va. Disability Association, Inc.

Support - Advocacy - Faith - Empowerment

                                  CVDA, Inc. is:

     An incorporated, non-profit, 501c3 faith-based entity established in the Commonwealth of Virginia in February of 2008, for the advocacy, support and empowerment of citizens of the City of Lynchburg; and, the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell.

     Please read through the enclosed pages and contact Central Virginia Disability Association that we may begin our professional partnership with your organization and provide our services to the public at-large.  CVDA, Inc. does not screen applicants based on age, race, religion, creed, faith or economic status. We do collect information, at your discretion, to provide to the federal government to ensure non-discriminatory business practices. 

     We trust that we can be of assistance to you and welcome your comments.

                                      Our Mission

The CVDA Mission Statement reads as such:

"The mission of Central Virginia Disability Association, Inc. is to bring advocacy to the disabled citizens of Lynchburg and the surrounding counties.We have a heart for the plight of the disabled community and it is our sincere hope that we can assist others in creating a better living environment for all involved."

                 Advocacy for the nation's largest minority group.

What is advocacy? 

  • Advocacy is the act of arguing on behalf of a particular issue, idea or person. 
  • Advocacy utilizes a network of interconnected organizations and projects which seek to benefit people who live with a disability.  

     We use inclusion, at CVDA, as a tool to benefit the disabled community, by reconnecting people who have become isolated to society. 

     Our job is to create a less stressful environment for the person with a disability.  If we tell you we will assist, we will do whatever we can to help. 

                                          Matthew 25:34-40

     Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;  I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’ 
“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?  When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You?  Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’  And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

    You can help CVDA just by searching the internet!

Just download the GoodSearch – Central Virginia Disability Association toolbar at http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/central-virginia-disability-association

Each time you search the web with GoodSearch's Yahoo-powered search engine, about a penny will go CVDA!

Also, every time you shop online at 1,000 participating stores including Amazon, eBay, Target, Apple, Staples, Expedia, etc., a percentage of your purchase will be donated for free! The site also has thousands of money-saving coupons!

A penny a search doesn't sound like a lot until you add those pennies together and get many to join in.  To give you a sense of how the money can add up, some organizations have already earned more than $30,000!

Please tell 10, 100 or 1000 friends about the GoodSearch toolbar today!  Remember to give them the following url: http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/central-virginia-disability-association

GoodSearch has been featured in the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Oprah Magazine, Good Morning America and more.

 

A special THANKS!

Thank you to Neil Bonhert, who is working with us to become a great non-profit for you. His outstanding efforts enabled CVDA, Inc. to secure our 501c3 status. 

About Mr. Bonhert:

Neil W. Bohnert, FACHE, CAE Plexus Consulting Group, Washington, DC Plexus Consulting Group

Neil Bohnert has more than 25 years of experience as a senior executive of nonprofit organizations and for-profit subsidiaries. As a CEO and COO in organizations ranging from 150 to 500 people, he has dealt with all facets of management, including board development, professional staff recruitment, membership management, strategic planning, quality improvement, issues management, government relations, volunteer activities, special events, and educational programs.
Neil is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), qualified by the American Society of Association Executives, and is board certified by the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).In 1995, he was selected to participate in a one-year Fellowship with the Healthcare Forum.

Neil has served on boards, staffed boards, consulted with boards, and has led breakthrough strategies with volunteer boards.He understands the unique values of nonprofit organizations.  (plexusconsulting.com, 20110106)

                                The time for change is now!

   

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