February 10, 2021
Blinded Veterans Association is the nation’s only congressionally chartered Veterans Service Organization created for visually impaired veterans.
Blinded Veterans Association organization was established to help veterans and their families meet and overcome the challenges of blindness.
“The Blinded Veterans Association continually strives to better the lives of those who served in the armed forces living with sight loss,” said BVA Executive Director Donald Overton. “Bosma’s mission and sales of its Good Works Ice Melter contribute to that mission. Our endorsement is an extension of BVA’s commitment to sustain a thriving, informed, patriotic and connected community.”
Rooted in more than 100 years of history, Bosma is a nonprofit organizations providing training and employment for people who are blind or visually impaired. Bosma Enterprises is the organization’s business entity. From contract packaging to warehousing, Good Works® products and assembly, Bosma Enterprises helps socially responsible companies with a focus on supplier diversity expand their sourcing options with high-quality goods and services.
Bosma Enterprises’ line of Good Works products, including Ice Melter, are packed and shipped by the organization’s production employees, more than half of whom are blind or visually impaired. Sales of the product create employment for people with vision loss, who would otherwise face a 70% unemployment rate. Revenue supports ongoing programs for people with vision loss as well.
“Good Works Ice Melter is more than a great product,” said Bosma CEO Jeff Mittman. “Each purchase contributes to supporting individuals with vision loss through meaningful employment and comprehensive rehabilitative programs.”
Good Works® Ice Melter is designed to save time, money and the environment. Its blue-colored crystals are more easily seen against ice and snow, preventing overuse. The product, which provides superior melting performance and works at temperatures down to -16°F, is less harmful to concrete, asphalt and landscaping.