Disabled American Veteranshttp://www.davmembersportal.org/sd
Disabled American Veterans Mission Statement - Made up exclusively of men and women disabled in our nation's defense, the Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to one, single purpose: building better lives for all of our nation's disabled veterans and their families. This mission is carried forward by: Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies of government; Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically; Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial branch, as well as states and local government; Extending DAV's mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local Chapters; and Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs. This Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a nonprofit association of over 1.2 million U.S. military veterans who suffered some degree of disability while serving in time of war or armed conflict. To help you and your family get all the benefits you earned, the DAV maintains a corps of approximately 270 National Service Officers (NSOs) in 72 offices across the United States and in Puerto Rico. There's never any charge for the assistance these veterans' benefits experts provide to you and your family. DAV NSOs offer counseling on veterans benefits administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), including disability compensation, health care, pension, survivor's benefits, employment rights, education and more. DAV volunteers transport disabled veterans to and from VA medical facilities for treatment and, in addition, they annually contribute 2.5 million hours to veterans at VA hospitals.