National Volunteer Week - How You Can Help Disabled Veterans In Your Community

DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Has Built the First-Ever Online Database Designed Specifically to Help Connect Volunteers with Local Heroes
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John Kleindienst, Director of Voluntary Services, DAV

(Cold Spring, KY, Wednesday, April 18, 2018) - This year National Volunteer Week is Sunday, April 15, through Saturday, April 21 and DAV (Disabled American Veterans) has recently launched an exciting new way for volunteers to connect with veterans in their local community. The charity has built the first-ever online database designed specifically to help connect volunteers with local heroes. This week, DAV is asking people to consider serving veterans in their community and help grow VolunteerforVeterans.org.

VolunteerforVeterans.org is the first website that matches veterans across the country who could use a little assistance—from grocery shopping, yard work and home repairs—with volunteers and neighbors who want to lend a hand. Individuals who want to volunteer their time and talent, and veterans who could use some extra help, are encouraged to sign up.

DAV operates the most prolific veteran volunteer program in the country. Community participation is crucial for carrying out this important mission and to help DAV operate critical programs, such as the DAV Transportation Network. Last year, DAV volunteers logged nearly 18.5 million miles transporting veterans to and from their much-needed medical appointments, but there is a growing demand for these drivers.

DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our nation’s promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; linking veterans and their families to employment resources; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a non-profit organization with more than 1 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U. S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at www.dav.org.

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