Ford has been a loyal friend of DAV since 1922, when Henry Ford provided 50 Model T Fords to help disabled Word War I veterans attend the organization’s second national convention.
Ford continues lending its support today by donating vans for use in DAV’s nationwide Transportation Network program. Through the generosity of their grants, 164 vans have been purchased and donated to this program. The program is fueled by tens of thousands of volunteers who drive veterans to and from medical appointments across the U.S. Over 14 million free rides have been given to veterans since the program began in 1987.
Ford also contributes to the Jesse Brown Youth Memorial Scholarship, as well as the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, which is a unique sports rehabilitation program for hundreds of severely disabled veterans in Snowmass, Colorado.
DAV members receive savings on Ford and Lincoln vehicles as well as up to $1000 reimbursement to adapt their vehicle to fit their needs through the Ford Mobility Motoring program.
Thank you to the Ford Motor Company for their support of veterans and DAV!