Question: The DAV receives government
funding, why do you need my contribution?
Answer: Contrary to
popular belief...Disabled American Veterans receive absolutely NO government money or grants. Our service
programs are sustained by contributions such as yours.
service programs for disabled veterans overlap or duplicate government programs.
Answer: This is simply
NOT true, as
Disabled American Veterans programs pick-up and fill the void left by government agencies...this is
especially true given government budget cut-backs which make the need greater
Question: My gift of
$5 or $10 won't help!!
Answer: We depend on
gifts of $5 or $10...they DO make a difference. Small gifts add up to
Question: Is my
donation tax deductible?
The Disabled American Veterans organization is a tax-exempt organization and all contributions are tax deductible if you
Question: How much
of my donation goes to help Disabled American Veterans?
Answer: In our last
accounting year, 71% of all contributions were directed to program services.
necessary are the Disabled American Veterans
programs since the VA and other civilian entities have taken over the burden of
caring for our disabled Veterans?
Answer: Nothing could
be further from the truth. As the
disabled veterans' population ages from previous wars, and, as the returning
veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan and other war zones return, suffering from PTSD
and other physical and mental trauma their need of assistance increases almost
need has never been greater.
Question: Is DAV,
Paralyzed Veterans, and Eastern Paralyzed Veterans the same organization? What's
Answer: DAV, PVA, and
EPVA are separate organizations. DAV is our nation's only charity that focuses
its attention exclusively on the needs of all disabled veterans, regardless of
their disability. The PVA serves only those with spinal cord injuries. We serve
this population, as well as amputees, blind veterans, those suffering from Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder and so on -- the full spectrum of disabled veterans.