The DAV of MN leads the nation in transportation of veterans to and from VA medical appointments. With a fleet of 18 vehicles state wide, the DAV of MN is able to provide safe, reliable transportation to veterans.
The DAV of MN Foundation has supported this effort by being the main contributor of expanding the fleet from 9 vehicles to 22 vehicles over the last 3 years. This expansion has created transportation networks in Northeast, Northwest, and Southwest Minnesota, most recently donating $150,000 to expand the program to the Southwest MN, placing vehicles in Marshall and Worthington. With 1.7 million miles traveled in 2015 and over 24,000 veterans transported, the DAV continues to expand this program to meet the needs of Minnesota Veterans
Since it’s inception in 2013, the DAV of MN Outdoors Program
has improved the lives of over 1200 veterans by providing
safe, therapeutic outdoor recreational activities throughout the
state. These events include fishing, ice fishing, Boundary Waters
canoe trips, goose, hog, deer, turkey, and pheasant hunting.
By providing these opportunities for veterans, we have
been able to help reconnect with outdoor activities, and other
veterans. This allows a safe place to create camaraderie and
talk about service related issues. The DAV of MN has used
this program to connect with veterans of all ages and abilities,
making it one of the most dynamic veterans programs in MN.
The DAV of MN Foundation was the creator of the Donor
Connect Program, connecting veterans with gently used mobility
equipment. This allows veterans and their family members
to remain mobile in their home and their community.
This program connects an average of 100 items with veterans
and family members each year. Items include ramps, manual
and electric wheelchairs, scooters, stair lifts, lift recliners,
shower chairs and benches.