Ford Continues Support for Transportation Program, Youth Scholarships

Ford Motor Company, a longtime DAV supporter, presented DAV with $200,000 during the National Convention for the purchase of seven new vehicles for the  organization’s nationwide Transportation Network, which provides free rides for veterans to and from their medical appointments. Another $78,000 was donated to DAV for the annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic and DAV’s Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program. Ford Motor Company Fund Community  Relations Manager Lynn Quigley said the fund is honored to support our … Read More

Young Volunteers Win DAV Scholarships

Recipients come from across the nation including Washington, D.C., Calif. and Idaho LAS VEGAS (August 2, 2012) — DAV has selected eight of the nation’s outstanding young volunteers to receive cash awards from the Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program. The first-place scholarship of $20,000 was awarded to Christiana Mae Hess of Martinsburg, W.Va., who has contributed more than 347 hours of service at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Martinsburg. The second-place scholarship of $15,000 went to … Read More

The Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program

The Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship program honors eight outstanding young men and women each year for their volunteer support of veterans in the name of DAV through the VA Voluntary Service Program (VAVS) and/or through DAV’s Local Veterans Assistance Program (LVAP). The award is named after Jesse Brown, a Marine veteran who was wounded in Vietnam in 1965, and is backed by Ford Motor Company. Jesse Brown’s injuries did not stop his life calling of serving others. He joined … Read More

Ford Partnership With DAV A Lasting Legacy

WASHINGTON – Through the generosity of the Ford Motor Company, DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will be able to provide free transportation to more of America’s injured and ill veterans who may otherwise go without needed medical care. Ford, a long-time DAV supporter, is donating another $200,000 for the purchase of seven new vehicles for the organization’s nationwide Transportation Network, which provides free rides for veterans to and from their medical appointments.  Another $78,000 has been donated to DAV for the … Read More

Architect of Modern DAV Retires

Throughout DAV’s distinguished history, a few gifted leaders stand out as true champions of our mission of service and advocacy on behalf of the nation’s injured and ill veterans. Among the greatest and most skilled are Judge Robert Marx, National Adjutants Vivian “Crab” Corbly and Dale Adams, Executive Director and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jesse Brown and National Adjutant Art Wilson. Now, after nearly two decades as National Adjutant, Wilson, with the concurrence of National Commander Larry A. Polzin, is … Read More

DAV and DAVA Programs and Services

General Information DAV Background Information Fact Sheet Treaties are signed and the battles of nations end, but the personal battles of those disabled in war only begin when the guns fall silent. These men and women must struggle to regain health, reshape lives shattered by disability, learn new trades or professions, and rejoin the civilian world. Download Fact Sheet Service Program With Employment Information on the DAV’s National Service Program Building better lives for our nation’s disabled veterans and their … Read More

2012 National Convention News

07Aug Larry A. Polzin Elected DAV National Commander Larry A. Polzin, a service-connected Vietnam-era veteran, was elected DAV’s National Commander at the organization’s 91st National Convention in Las Vegas. Click to read (PDF) 04Aug Ford Donations Provide Critical Transportation Services to Injured Veterans Ford Motor Company will donate $200,000 for eight new vehicles in the DAV Transportation Network and $45,000 to DAV’s youth volunteer scholarship program at DAV’s 91st National Convention at the Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas. Click to … Read More

Jesse Brown Scholarship

Service is the cornerstone of DAV’s mission of empowering veterans to lead high-quality and fulfilled lives. But we would not be able to serve our nation’s heroes without thousands of dedicated youth volunteers across the country. From volunteering at a local Department of Veterans Affairs medical center to assisting veterans within their local communities—and everything in between—DAV youth volunteers across the country are committed to serving our ill and injured heroes. In 2012 alone, DAV youth volunteers donated nearly 50,000 … Read More

Past Annual Reports

In the following pages, you’ll learn more about DAV’s service and advocacy, our accomplishments and compassionate commitment to meeting the needs of the men and women who served our nation. In all that we do, we remain true to our values of service, quality, integrity and leadership, which have guided DAV from our beginnings in the aftermath of World War I. 2012 Annual Report Mission, National Service Program, outreach programs, advocacy, National Legislative Program, National Voluntary Services Program, Winter Sports … Read More

Ford Donations Provide Critical Transportation Services to Injured Veterans

Scholarships also granted to dedicated young volunteers LAS VEGAS (August 3, 2012) —Ford Motor Company will donate $200,000 to purchase eight new vehicles for the DAV Transportation Network and $45,000 to DAV’s youth volunteer scholarship program at DAV’s 91st National Convention at the Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas. “For 90 years, Ford has helped DAV build better lives for America’s injured or ill veterans and their families,” said DAV National Commander Donald L. Samuels. Volunteer drivers use the vehicles to … Read More