Wednesday, May 4, 2011

DAV Offers Disaster Relief in Tornado Torn States

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is establishing sites in storm-ravaged parts of Alabama, Missouri, North Carolina and Oklahoma to assist disabled veterans and their families recover from an outbreak of tornadoes that cut a swath across southern states in late April.

“It appears that hundreds or thousands of disabled veterans and their families have suffered losses because of these storms,” said DAV National Service Director Garry J. Augustine. “Disabled veterans already face challenges of their own. We’re doing our utmost to provide disaster relief to help them in these harrowing times.”

Teams of National Service Officers (NSOs) are deployed to serve disabled veterans by providing more than 200 disaster relief vouchers to offset some of the hardship the storms wreaked on those in their path. The vouchers help pay for food, clothing and shelter for disabled veterans and their families who may have lost all their belongings when their homes were destroyed.

“The DAV is committed to offering disaster assistance to provide a lifeline for disabled veterans who suffer losses from the tornadoes,” Augustine said. “Even though thousands of disabled veterans may have been devastated by these storms, our resources are limited and we are doing all we can to help as many as possible.”

The DAV NSOs usually set up offices near the federal or state emergency management agency offices in the hardest hit areas. For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.dav.org/ to contact the DAV National Service Office in your state.




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