For Disabled American Veterans who want some straight answers about their rights and benefits, the Harley-Davidson Foundation has awarded a generous grant to DAV to conduct a mobile outreach service.
The HD Foundation grant has set up a series of visitations to various sites across the country. On April 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the DAV Mobile Service Office will visit All American Harley Davidson in Hughesville.
The visiting DAV Mobile Service Office will allow disabled veterans an opportunity to receive free professional help with their benefits. Veterans wishing to attend need only to bring a claim number, social security card and any other pertinent documentation that will allow the professionals the tools needed to help with their case.
The effort is part of the 2009 Harley’s Heroes Tour. Accompanying the MSO will be a professional trained National Service Officer to answer any questions that disabled veterans might have. The goal is for veterans to receive the best counseling and claim filing assistance available from any source.
DAV is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving disabled veterans with one goal: to ensure that everyone that has sacrificed for their country receives all the benefits they have earned. Because Harley Davidson considers veterans part of their family the company’s foundation shares the goal and is doing everything on its power to make it happen.
The Mobile Service Office Program is designed to educate disabled veterans and their families on specific veterans’ benefits and services. This outreach program generates considerable claims work on behalf of veterans and their families.
The DAV’s MSO program is the most extensive outreach effort in the history of the DAV. The $1 million pledge from the Harley-Davidson Foundation in 2007, allowed the sites visited by the MSO to include Harley-Davidson dealerships, where benefits assistance is offered to veterans of all generations in communities where they live.