Disabled American Veterans is a 1.2 million member, non-profit organization. Founded more than 80 years ago, DAV is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. Whether disabled veterans need a voice on Capitol Hill, a nationwide service program, a transportation network or unique rehabilitation opportunities, DAV focuses its attention and resources to meet those needs.
· The 1.2 million-member DAV is a non-profit 501(c)(4) charity dedicated to fulfilling our promised to the men and women who served.
· The DAV was founded in 1920 by disabled veterans returning from World War I to represent their unique interests. In 1932, the DAV was congressionally chartered as the official voice of the nation’s wartime disabled veterans.
· With brave Americans leaving the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, the DAV’s services and advocacy are as relevant and critical today as in any time in our nation’s history.
· Annually, the DAV represents more than 200,000 veterans and their dependents with claims for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense.
· The DAV’s Voluntary Services Program operates a comprehensive network of volunteers who provide veterans free rides to and from VA medical facilities and improve care and morale for our sick and wounded heroes.
· The DAV’s 1.2 million members provide grassroots advocacy and services in communities nationwide. From educating lawmakers and the public about important issues to supporting services and legislation to help disabled veterans — the DAV is there to promote its message of hope to all who have served and sacrificed.
· DAV is dedicated to one, single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served.