Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

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. At each step, they need help to help themselves. For three quarters of a century now, that aid has come from the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), a nonprofit organization of more than one million veterans disabled during time of war or armed conflict.

Formed in 1920 and chartered by Congress in 1932, the million-member DAV is the official voice of America's service-connected disabled veterans -- a strong, insistent voice that represents all of America's 2.1 million disabled veterans, their families and survivors. Its nationwide network of services -- free of charge to all veterans and members of their families -- is totally supported by membership dues and contributions from the American public. Not a government agency, the DAV's national organization receives no government funds.

For more information, or to contact Disabled American Veterans (DAV), see their website at: www.dav.org

» Recent News

Veterans Health Care Funding Bill Praised
05 Jun 03 | Legislation introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Lane Evans is a bold step toward providing dependable, stable, and sustained funding for veterans health care.

Veterans Health Care Funding Gap Must Be Closed
30 May 03 | The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) welcomes recommendations of a special presidential task force to improve timely access to health care for our nation's sick and disabled veterans.

Veterans Win Budget Battle
25 Mar 03 | Leaders of the nation's three largest veterans organizations today praised members of Congress who fought alongside them to keep veterans' health care, pensions and disability compensation off the chopping block.

Veterans Group Outraged Over Budget Cuts
12 Mar 03 | The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has labeled as "indefensible and callous" a plan by the House Budget Committee to slash $470 billion from domestic spending, including health care for sick and disabled veterans.

Disabled American Veterans Recognized Nationally for Strategic PR Initiative
11 Jun 02 | The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has been awarded the Public Relations Society of America's 2002 Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation, which recognizes the very best use of creative tactics in a public relations campaign. DAV received the ...

Top Minor League Pitcher Visits Hospitalized Veterans
20 May 02 | Top rated New York Yankees farm team pitcher Jason Arnold will be going to bat for veterans Saturday, May 25, 2002, when he visits sick and disabled veterans at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa, Fla., as part of the Disabled American ...

Top Minor League Pitcher Visits Hospitalized Veterans
20 May 02 | Top-rated Detroit Tigers farm team pitcher Mike Maroth will be going to bat for veterans Wednesday, May 22, 2002, when he visits sick and disabled veterans at the Detroit VA Medical Center in Detroit, Mich. , as part of the Disabled American ...

Top Minor League Pitcher Visits Hospitalized Veterans
20 May 02 | Top rated Kansas City Royals farm team pitcher Matt Skrmetta will be going to bat for veterans Thursday, May 30, 2002, when he visits sick and disabled veterans at the Omaha VA Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., as part of the Disabled American ...

DAV Charitable Service Trust Supports Vietnam War Education Projects
13 May 02 | Students visiting Washington, D.C., and those who don't have the opportunity to see our nation's capital can learn more about the Vietnam War and the sacrifice of veterans thanks to two grants to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation from the ...

DAV Charitable Service Trust Awards Grants for Care of Elderly Veterans
13 May 02 | The Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust is helping programs in Missouri, Massachusetts, Vermont, Illinois, and Colorado to care for sick and aging veterans who are patients in nursing homes by providing much needed financial ...

DAV Charitable Service Trust Gives Big Boost to DAV Transportation Network
13 May 02 | The Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust has contributed $375,000 to help purchase new vans for use across the nation to take sick and disabled veterans to their appointments at VA medical centers and return them home. In response ...

DAV Charitable Service Grants Support Nurses Training, Amputee Programs
13 May 02 | The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust is supporting an education and training program for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) nurses and an innovative program that assists amputee veterans. "The DAV is very grateful that so...

DAV Charitable Service Supports Therapeutic Theater for Veterans
13 May 02 | The benefits to disabled veterans are so great that the DAV Charitable Service Trust has awarded an $11,000 grant to Creative Alternatives of New York to help continue a 45-week program of therapeutic theater groups at the Bronx Department of ...

Disabled Veterans Aid Maryland Tornado Victims
13 May 02 | DAV National Service Officers have been providing disaster relief assistance to veterans and their families and survivors through the crisis. More than 450 emergency relief checks were provided to veterans' families.

DAV Denounces White House Effort to Cut Funding for Disabled Military Retirees
13 May 02 | President Bush's fight with Congress over the defense authorization bill could mean that disabled military retirees will continue to suffer an injustice that prohibits them from receiving both disability and retirement benefits. The House version ...

DAV Charitable Service Trust Aids Homeless Veterans
02 May 02 | The Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust is helping build better lives for homeless veterans in Florida, Indiana, and Wisconsin by providing much-needed financial support for programs offering vital assistance to these needy ...

Disabled Veterans Seek Guaranteed Health Care
23 Apr 02 | Changing veterans health care from a discretionary to a mandatory program, as proposed by the DAV, would correct the existing problem where annual funding of veterans health programs falls far short of what is required to serve all eligible ...

Top Rated Yankee Minor League Pitcher Visits Hospitalized Veterans
26 Mar 02 | Top rated New York Yankees pitcher Jason Arnold will be going to bat for veterans Thursday, March 28, 2002, when he visits sick and disabled veterans at the Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa, Fla., as part of the Disabled American Veterans ...

DAV National Commander Launches Drive to Boost Volunteers
15 Jan 02 | The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) today launched a new and exciting program to add to its historic record of service to disabled veterans and their families by asking more Americans to join the DAV Voluntary Services Program to comfort disabled...

DAV Charitable Service Trust Grant to help Amputees
07 Jan 02 | A study funded by the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust is making vast progress in ensuring that amputees are fitted with the right kind of prosthetic device to improve their mobility. The classes, or Medicare Functional ...

 


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