The September 11th terrorist attacks were tragic and terrifying to say the least.
Many veterans and their families who were adversely impacted by the tragic events
National Service Officers (NSOs)
National Service Officers (NSOs) who provided these individuals with DAV Disaster
Relief grants on the spot, without lengthy delays or red tape.
The DAV has provided millions of dollars in disaster relief grants in the aftermath
of natural disasters and other emergencies in various areas around the nation.
DAV Disaster relief grants may be issued for the purpose of providing: food, clothing,
and temporary shelter or to obtain relief from injury, illness, or personal loss
resulting from natural/national disasters that are not covered by insurance or other
disaster relief agencies.
The Gulf Coast hurricanes, the Iowa floods, tornados and fires are just some of
the natural disasters that have adversely impacted veterans and their families.
As many residents of stricken areas were evacuated to other communities, the DAV
assisted qualified veterans at the various evacuation sites, and participated in
outreach events coordinated by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
While the events surrounding these natural disasters have been devastating, the
victims of these disasters and the entire nation are proving that the human spirit
is stronger than anything that can happen to it.
In 2007, over 200 grants totaling $148,860
were disbursed to:
- forest fire victims in California
- flood victims in Ohio, Minnesota and South Dakota
- tornado victims in North Dakota, Alabama and Kansas
Since the program's inception in 1968, $7,133,759
has been disbursed.