Established in January 2007, Amputee Veterans of America Support Team (AVAST) has
grown to be one of the most recognized amputee support teams in the Tampa Bay Area.
The Team consists of veterans and non-veterans who have experienced an amputation
that is life changing. The organization also includes family members, friends and
V.A. liaison involved in the rehabilitation of amputees.
Look into the faces of our member veterans and allow them into your heart. They
have given dearly of themselves to help others. It is time to show our gratitude
and return the gift...donate now!
The only color guard where all members are amputees. Five members are veterans
and one member represents the community that are non veterans, after all, not all
amputees have a military background.
We started the color guard in March 2012. Our purpose was to raise awareness,
hope and inspiration for wounded veterans and amputees. We wanted to show the people
of the community and the nation that even though you’re an amputee, you can still
come back and be a productive part of society. A lot of wounded veterans returning
home don’t know that. The color guard is only a part of what our organization does.
Veterans helping veterans...
Consider the AVAST Color Guard at your next event...contact Rudy Salas, Commander
of Color Guard at 813-928-1631 to reserve your date.
We are pleased to announce that on July 25, 2012 AVAST received its 501(c(3) tax
exempt status as a not-for-profit public charity by the Internal Revenue Service.
The IRS declared the effective date June 25, 2010, so if anyone who has contributed
to AVAST since that time would like a receipt and/or a copy of our Exemption Letter,
give Rudy Salas a call at 813-928-1631. Our Employer Identification Number is 27-2829706.
We are Official!
AVAST has received its 501(c )(3) tax exempt status
We are the
AVAST Amputee Color Guard
Donate to AVAST Every Time You Do An Internet Search
It is really simple. Go to http://www.goodsearch.com and register to support “AVAST”.
Every time you do a search, AVAST will receive $0.01. Your donation will add up
quickly so REGISTER TODAY!
AVAST Members Help Teach Other Amputees Through the Weekly Adaptive Golf Program
The first Wednesday of every month, AVAST members gather at Terrace Hill Golf Club
along with patients from the James Haley Veterans Memorial Hospital. They work to
develop adaptive golfing skills and help coach the veterans in the games rules and
etiquette. Each day out there is a gift to all who participate.
Looking for Amputees,
Upper or Lower
Looking for veteran amputees, male or female to join our color guard. Training and
uniforms provided by AVAST. Must be from Tampa or surrounding areas and be able
to walk short distances unattended. No experience needed.