Assisting Veterans of America Support Team

AVAST - Amputee Veterans of America Support Team



AVAST... Making a Difference

Established in January 2007, Assisting Veterans of America Support Team (AVAST) has grown to be one of the most recognized veteran support teams in the Tampa Bay Area. The Team consists of veterans and non-veterans who desire to support veterans.  The organization also includes family members, and friends.  

Friday’s Adaptive Golf Lessons

Become a Member!

Are you or do you know someone who is an amputee and/or a veteran! Attend one of our events and meet the AVAST members.      


Our “Shout Out” to Donors

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Shout Out to Donors

Donate to AVAST Every Time You Do An Internet Search at no cost to you!

It is really simple.  Go to  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 Veterans 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.  


813-928-1631 or



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Heroes to Ireland, 2015

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!

Help Support AVAST!

Every little bit helps!



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AVAST Color Guard presented colors at the Sunshine Summit on November 13-14.  They met the top ten Republican Candidates for President of the United States.  




Jonny Flores is latest Smile Makeover Recipient by Dr. Yen


Contribute actively to integrate the amputees with their families, health professionals, peers and the community.  To provide the amputee physical, mental, and spiritual rehabilitation.

Four members of AVAST were selected to play golf in Ireland. A total of 20 veterans were invited.  Thank you to Golf Supports our Troops and Brian Coleman.

AVAST Color Guard Presents Colors for the

Sunshine Summit 2015