Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust Overview
Target demographics: Just as our troops provide cover for the wounded on the field of battle, we must provide cover for those who come home sick and injured.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Thousands
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Through DAV’s Voluntary Service Program dedicated volunteers drive sick and disabled veterans to and from VA medical facilities for treatment.In addition, many individuals volunteer to assist at VA facilities across the country.
Geographic areas served: Nationwide
Programs: The Trust continues to seek effective ways to improve the lives of ill and injured veterans and their families. To date, funded programs and projects aid in providing a number of necessities to the veteran clients in each service region. Grants are typically distributed to offer:
*food, shelter and other necessary items for homeless or at-risk veterans;
*mobility items or other assistance specific to veterans with blindnessm, vision loss, hearing loss or amputations;
*qualified therapeutic or recreational activities for veterans and/or their families;
*physical and psychological rehabilitation projects; and
*other forms of support as appropriate for short or long-term relief.
To carry out this responsibility, the DAV Charitable Service Trust supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs, enhances research and mobility for veterans with amputations and spinal cord injuries, benefits aging veterans, aids and shelters homeless veterans and evaluates and addresses the needs of veterans wounded in recent wars and conflicts as well as their caregivers.