(Cold Spring, KY, Tuesday, April 9, 2019) – This year National Volunteer Week is Sunday, April 7, through Saturday, April 13. In recognition, DAV (Disabled American Veterans) is asking people to consider serving veterans in their community through VolunteerforVeterans.org. The charity recently launched VolunteerforVeterans.org, the first-ever online database designed specifically to help connect volunteers with disabled veterans in their local communities.
Volunteering opportunities include:
- Running errands
- Doing yardwork or simple home repairs
- Grocery shopping
Individuals who want to volunteer their time and talent, and veterans who could use some extra help, are encouraged to sign up at VolunteerforVeterans.org.
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.