Published on February 9th, 2012 | by SteakBytes1
Charity Spotlight: Disabled American Veterans
Hello, steak fans! Throughout the month of February, each week we will highlight the work and history of one of the four charity participants in our Omaha Steaks Ultimate Burger Experience. Be sure to check back each week to find out more about these outstanding organizations and the communities they serve. Today we’re featuring Disabled American Veterans:
The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a non-profit charity dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.
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 our 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.
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 sick and disabled veterans.
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.