Within their mission statement, it reads:
“We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that 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; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.”
The organization focuses on these areas:
Provide free professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
Provide outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
Represent the interests of disabled veterans, their families, widowed spouses, and their orphans before Congress, the White House, and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families through a network of state-level Depts. And local chapters.
Providing structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.
Many of these veterans have come home with life-altering disabilities, with the loss of limbs, crippled, in trauma from the ordeals they’ve endured. The DAV addresses these issues, and provides many services and opportunities for their restoration, and help them in their recovery processes.
The DAV can be contacted through their websites: www.dav.org/