Set your own personal goal to run, walk, ride or roll all the miles you can now throughout May, Military Appreciation Month. Then, create your fundraising page and join veteran supporters nationwide to achieve your own personal victory. All month, log your miles and fundraise for DAV from wherever you are (outside, at the gym, on the track, etc.) to honor the life-changing victories our veterans have achieved and support the 4 million disabled veterans who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedoms. Veterans face a variety of challenges daily, whether it’s overcoming PTSD, securing reliable housing, finding meaningful employment, obtaining earned benefits or facing other hardships because of service. For nearly a century, DAV has stood by our nation’s heroes to help them conquer these obstacles. Each mile you go and dollar you raise makes a difference and brings a veteran that much closer to achieving their own victory.
Volunteering through DAV is a wonderful way Americans help keep our nation’s promise to our veterans. DAV provides numerous opportunities for citizens to participate in volunteer programs in their own communities that address a wide range of veteran needs. DAV volunteers at VA hospitals, nursing homes and clinics perform many important services that bring comfort, care and companionship to grateful patients. Volunteers are essential to DAV’s vital medical transportation service. Using our national fleet of vehicles, volunteer drivers take veterans to and from medical appointments for free. No matter how you’d like to volunteer, DAV can help you return a measure of service to veterans who served us all.
Sometimes it takes more than bravery and courage to get the care and benefits veterans deserve. By making a monthly gift, you become a member of the DAV Honor Guard, a group of special individuals dedicated to empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.
With a legacy of service dating back to our founding in 1920, DAV has a track record of being an influential advocate and inclusive voice for veterans of every era and conflict. Today, with more than 1 million members and nearly 1,300 local Chapters, DAV represents the voices of ill and injured veterans before Congress, the White House and the judicial branch, as well as state and local governments. DAV fights for veterans’ rights and promotes policies that ensure veterans and their families can live with respect and dignity. When DAV leaders testify before Congress, policymakers listen, and it’s because of our members—a voice that policymakers cannot ignore. Advocacy is an extremely important piece of what DAV does for veterans and our members. The louder our voice, the stronger our presence and DAV wants your voice to be heard. It would be our honor to have you stand with us to ensure veterans’ rights are protected, now and in the future.
USAA is proud to be the Exclusive Provider of Credit Card Services and Property and Casualty Insurance for DAV. USAA looks out for its membership, offering innovations that can help save them time and tools and advice that can help them make informed financial decisions for every stage of life. By making USAA your financial provider, you can support the important programs of DAV.
For most veterans, finding a good job after military service is critical to making a successful return to civilian life and being able to support themselves and their families. DAV is committed to giving veterans every advantage as they look for meaningful employment. With our partners, RecruitMilitary and Veteran Recruiting we sponsor career fairs to introduce veterans and their spouses directly to employers seeking the unique talents of veterans. We also connect veterans to job training and job assistance programs to help them be as marketable as possible. Getting veterans back to work is one of the most important ways DAV is giving back to the men and women who served.
Outside of The US?
Your Local DAV National Service Officer (NSO) will help you file a claim and stick with you all through the process, because no veteran should have to go at it alone.
All services provided by NSOs are free of charge.