The Amputee Coalition is opening its headquarters in Manassas, Va., for purposes of national collaborations, awareness building and advocacy, according to a press release.
Only 30 minutes southwest of Washington, DC, the Amputee Coalition decided to open the office because of the welcoming community and proximity to major city hubs. The National Limb Loss Resource Center and other critical services will remain in the Knoxville, Tenn. branch office.
“As a national organization, being in the greater DC area will allow us more opportunities to be present for national policy issues, coalition building and working with partners like the Department of Veterans Affairs,” Marshall Cohen, chairman of the board of the Amputee Coalition, stated in the release. “Having close access to our nation’s legislators so that we can have a prominent voice on critical issues is invaluable.”
An open house will be held on Sept. 29, combined with an outdoor Limb Loss Education Day featuring the Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation’s First Climb. To register for the event visit www.amputee-coalition.org.