Harley-Davidson makes a $1 million Veterans Day gift


The Harley-Davidson Foundation, the company’s non-profit organization, has said “Happy Veterans Day” in the form of a $1 million grant to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) to help provide free Services to thousands of veterans in communities across the country.


The grant supports the DAV Mobile Service Office program, which provides in-community benefits counseling and education to veterans and their families on benefits available from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a result of their service to our country.


The mission of the DAV Mobile Service Office program is to provide convenient access to benefits counseling for veterans and their families.  For some veterans, traveling to a VA benefits office could mean hours of driving, so the DAV comes to them.


“Last year the DAV’s fleet of Mobile Service Offices traveled to more than 600 communities and provided services to thousands of veterans and their families,” said Arthur H. Wilson, National Adjutant and Chief Executive Officer, “As a result the Harley-Davidson Foundation’s generosity, the DAV MSO program can continue to travel the country and provide assistance to veterans and their families where they live.”


“Veterans are important member of the Harley-Davidson family and the DAV Mobile Service Office program will provide even more access to the benefits they are entitled to receive” said Gail Lione, President of the Harley-Davidson Foundation. “We are honored to show support and appreciation to the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom.”


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