DAV Mid-Winter Conferences Illuminate Issues Affecting Veterans

 

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DAV Helps Veterans Find Employment

Disabled American Veterans Organization pic
Disabled American Veterans Organization
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Christopher Dabney, a recent recipient of a bachelors of science in finance from the University of Florida, has a wide breadth of experience. As a member of the United States Marine Corps, Christopher Dabney served in Afghanistan as a team leader. In this position he was responsible for leading and training a team of marines, ensuring that they were mentally and physically prepared for high-stress situations. In an effort to support fellow veterans, Christopher Dabney began supporting the Disabled American Veterans organization.

The Disabled American Veterans organization (DAV) strives to connect disabled veterans with the resources and services that are available to them through various government programs. Each year, it serves over one million veterans and their families, helping them to live high quality lives with respect and dignity. Connecting veterans with meaningful employment is a key service provided by the DAV.

Veterans and transitioning military service members, as well as their spouses, can utilize the employment services provided by the DAV. Each year, the DAV, in conjunction with Recruit Military and Veteran Recruiting, hosts a number nationwide career fairs that connect veterans with employers. Representatives from well-known corporations, such as Verizon, Xerox, Pep Boys, and Aetna, attend the fairs, actively looking to hire veterans. The organization also works to provide tools and resources to those looking for jobs.

The DAV’s Homeless Veterans Initiative

The DAV’s Homeless Veterans Initiative pic
The DAV’s Homeless Veterans Initiative
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A recent finance graduate at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration, Christopher Dabney is knowledgeable about areas such as financial management and real estate investment. Dedicated to supporting his community, former United States Marine Christopher Dabney regularly donates to the Disabled American Veterans Organization.

Since its founding, the Disabled American Veterans Organization (DAV) has been providing veterans of all generations with lifetime support. Covering everything from rides to medical appointments to benefit claim assistance, the organization maintains several programs, including the Homeless Veterans Initiative.

Through the financial support of DAV’s Charitable Service Trust and Columbia Trust, the Homeless Veteran Initiative helps homeless veterans. The initiative not only promotes increased development of housing for homeless veterans, it also provides a variety of services that help homeless veterans return to self-sufficiency and productivity.

It is the DAV’s hope to eventually work with all levels of government to provide additional support to homeless veterans. Through such partnerships the organization’s goal is to develop more programs in cities around the United States. Any individuals who require assistance from the Homeless Veterans Initiative should contact the DAV.