Disabled American Veterans has never wavered in their commitment to serve our nation’s service-connected disabled veterans, their dependents and survivors. Their largest endeavor in fulfilling that mission is their National Service Program. In 88 offices throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico, the DAV employs a corps of approximately 260 National Service Officers (NSOs) who represent veterans and their families with claims for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense and other government agencies. Veterans need not be DAV members to take advantage of this outstanding assistance, which is provided free of charge.
Travel benefit cuts left many vets with no way to get to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities for needed treatment. They’re men and women who answered our country’s call in times of war. Many lost limbs, sight, hearing, or good health. The DAV donated vans where needed in order for DAV and Auxiliary volunteers to drive vets to and from VA hospitals and clinics.
Like all medical facilities, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics need volunteers. These volunteers are needed because many hospitalized vets have no family or friends, and they are very far from home. What volunteers do for disabled veterans can be as basic, and as important, as just being a friend in the trying days of illness and therapy.
As a new generation of disabled veterans survives devastating injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan and our World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans’ age, our nation’s heroes need your help.
Next Day Access is a proud supporter of the DAV organization.
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