DAV Chapter 17

Fulfilling Our Promises To The Men And Women Who Served

DAV Walk

DAV Chapter 17’s Annual Fundraising Walk is held every Spring in Wicker Park in Hammond, Indiana. We have two annual fundraisers, one in Spring and one in Fall, they are our primary means of keeping this chapter running and able to help not only our own members but any veterans we can throughout the year. Our Chapter also assists other local organizations as best we can and it’s this time of year that we ask all of you to come out, join us, and show your support.

You can sign up as an individual or as a group. Bring your whole family or we have corporate sign up sheets (see link below) so you and your coworkers can enjoy some fresh air together.

Facebook Event Page

PDF downloads:
DAV 17 Walk 2017 Public Signup
Corporate Sign Up Sheet 2017
Donation Letter 2017

Our History

What is the Chapter 17 Disabled American Veterans organization?

We are a non-profit organization formed in 1945, by military veterans who suffered some degree of disability while actively serving our country.  We are a non-partisan organization, with no political affiliation that neither endorses nor opposes candidates for political office.  The DAV receives no Federal funds.  Dues and contributions fund our organization.  We fall under the National DAV’s 501(c)4 not for profit rating.

Fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served

We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering the USA military service veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

  • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
  • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
  • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
  • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.
  • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.

A Legacy of Service, Hope for the Future

DAV is the most long-lasting veteran’s advocacy and assistance group in this country. We’ve watched this country change and grow, and we’ve grown along with it. However, DAV has never wavered in its core mission to fulfill our country’s promises to the men and women who served. We invite everyone, veterans and civilian, men and women, young and old, to join us as we stand up for those veterans who risked it all when they stood up for us, our country, and our ideals.

Our Mission

Mission Statement from both National and Chapter #17

A Legacy of Service, Hope for the Future

DAV is the most long-lasting veterans advocacy and assistance group in this country. We’ve watched this country change and grow, and we’ve grown along with it. However, DAV has never wavered in its core mission to fulfill our country’s promises to the men and women who served. We invite everyone, veterans and civilian, men and women, young and old, to join us as we stand up for those veterans who risked it all when they stood up for us, our country, and our ideals.

Fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served.

We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

  • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.

  • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.

  • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.

  • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local chapters.

  • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.

 

A Legacy of Service, Hope for the Future

DAV is the most long-lasting veterans advocacy and assistance group in this country. We’ve watched this country change and grow, and we’ve grown along with it. However, DAV has never wavered in its core mission to fulfill our country’s promises to the men and women who served. We invite everyone, veterans and civilian, men and women, young and old, to join us as we stand up for those veterans who risked it all when they stood up for us, our country, and our ideals.