Disabled American Veterans (DAV) was founded at a Christmas party hosted in 1919 by then-Cincinnati Superior Court Judge Robert Marx. It began operations even before its forerunner, the Disabled American Veterans of the World War (DAVWW), was officially created by the United States Congress in 1920.
The organization provides a lifetime of financial assistance and essential services at no cost to over a million disabled veterans of the United States Armed Forces, as well as their families. One of the free services it offers to disabled veterans is transportation to and from medical facilities accredited with the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
DAV has several outreach programs, including an initiative which aids homeless veterans. The organization offers relief drafts and supply kits to disabled veterans and their families, in case of natural disasters. DAV also advocates for legislation benefiting military veterans.
This organization accepts financial donations. Some local chapters, such DAV of Minnesota, accept donations of clothing and household items. Some other chapters, such as DAV Wichita, accept donated toys, electronics, furniture, etc.
Being one of the largest charitable organizations in the country, you’ll be pleased to know they also had donations bins in the largest city – New York.
Vehicle donations are also welcome. Each donated car, truck, RV, boat, etc. will be used as a mobility resource for disabled veterans.
DAV donation bins are set up and managed by local chapters. DAV Minnesota has partnered with Savers to accept donations.
DAV operates Red Racks Thrift Stores, which has several branches in Missouri, and which also accept donations.
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Pickups of donations can be arranged through DonateDAV.org, or through the organization’s local chapters. Vehicle donation pickups can be arranged through DAV.org or the nearest local chapter.
DAV’s main office is in Kentucky. States where DAV has the largest number of chapters include California, New York, Ohio, Texas and Florida.