Disabled U.S. Veterans Intensify Recruitment Efforts
ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Members of the Rochester Chapter of Disabled American Veterans were out on Saturday to recruit new members.
the Disabled American Veterans has been in the Rochester area since 1969. Its motto is “Keep our promises to the men and women who have served”.
It provides financial assistance to veterans for things like medical bills, rent, or other urgent needs. It also provides transportation for veterans who need to go to medical appointments.
The pandemic has caused the organization to make some of its older members less available. The new effort aims to bring young veterans to join the mission.
“There are a lot of young veterans coming out of active service right now, men and women. Please join the DAV. We want to continue this mission,” said DAV Chapter 28 Commander Dan Pulford. “We want to keep going. Use the skills you learned in active service. Use them in the private sector and help veterans who are not so lucky or who are having bad luck.”
The cost of a lifetime membership is $ 100. There is also an auxiliary unit for spouses and family members of ex-combatants.
Pulford said the organization still has issues with people vandalizing their clothing donation bins in the city. He wished to remind the public that the bins are reserved for shoes and clothes.
“It is very expensive to clean up the damage caused by vandalism,” he said. “This is money we could use to help a veteran in need.”
To learn more, visit the DAV website.