DAV Charitable Service Grants Support Nurses Training, Amputee Programs

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Monday, 13 May 2002

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.

"These grants are part of our continuing commitment to help build better lives for our nation's disabled veterans and their families," said Richard E. Marbes, Chairman of the Charitable Service Trust. "These programs offer significant support for the veterans who served and sacrificed for our freedom."

The Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs Foundation received a $30,000 grant from the DAV Charitable Service Trust to help support two education seminars specifically designed to improve the knowledge and skills of registered nurses at VA medical centers (VAMCs). The program provides nurses with an overview of the use of new research and its application to their practice. The program includes distribution of a primer on enhanced nursing care to nursing executives at VAMCs across the nation.

The Trust also made a $4,000 grant to the National Amputation Foundation, Inc., of Malverne, N.Y., to help operate a Veterans Assistance Center which provides legal counseling, vocational guidance and placement, social activities, liaison with outside groups, psychological assistance, and training in the use of prosthetics. Funding will also be used to continue the Foundation's weekly radio show, "Overcoming Disabilities." The Foundation was founded in 1919 to assist veteran amputees of World War I.

Funds to support the Charitable Service Trust result from the generosity of donors through workplace campaigns like the Combined Federal Campaign, United Way, and other workplace giving programs across the country.

"The DAV is very grateful that so many Americans donate to the Charitable Service Trust, which supports vital programs for our nation's disabled veterans," said Mr. Marbes. "The work accomplished by the organizations that receive DAV Charitable Service Trust grants provides many valuable and important initiatives that help the men and women who have given so much to our nation."

The million-member Disabled American Veterans, a non-profit organization founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932, represents this nation's disabled veterans. It is dedicated to a single purpose: building better lives for our nation's disabled veterans and their families.

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

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