DAV continues serving veterans despite government shutdown

Media Contact: Jon Retzer                                                                                              Date: October 8, 2013
612-970-5665/[email protected]

St. Paul, Minnesota— Though the federal government may be shut down and many Department of Veterans Affairs buildings are closing, DAV (Disabled American Veterans) continues to provide free services. DAV remains open to assist veterans under contingency operating plans, working out of mobile and temporary sites until the shutdown is over and the VA reopens its doors.

WHO: DAV National Service Officers, Department Service Officers, and Chapter Service Officers will continue providing free claims assistance to veterans.  For more information regarding this office, contact Jon Retzer at 612-970-5665/[email protected] For a complete listing of DAV National Service Office alternate locations for the shut down, visit www.dav.org.

WHAT: DAV will continue to provide free claims assistance for military veterans at Mobile Service Offices and temporary sites during the government shutdown and VA facility closures.

WHERE:  Minneapolis VA Medical Center
1 Veterans Dr. Room 1S-141
Minneapolis, MN 55417

WHEN: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM, [until normal operations resume at VA contact offices].

DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does 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. DAV, a non-profit organization with 1.2 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at www.dav.org.