Fort Sherman DAV Chapter 9
& DAVA Unit 9
This is the Greater Coeur d' Alene Area chapter of the Disabled American Veterans and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. Both local groups meet at 6 PM on the last Tuesday of the month except for the months of June, July, and December at the American Legion Post 143 in Post Falls. For more information about the DAV, click HERE and to learn more about the DAVA, click HERE.
As stated on their national website, the DAV "is 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."
Fort Sherman DAV Auxiliary Unit 9
The DAVA's mission states, "Since 1922 the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary (DAVA) has partnered with the DAV parent organization in their mission of service to disabled veterans and their families. That relationship has continued to flourish and the blended organizations have achieved many victories in their quest to improve the quality of life our veterans rightly deserve.
With nearly a quarter-million members, the DAVA programs are far-reaching and the personal rewards fulfilling.
Our members are diverse in their interests which is what has made the DAVA so successful. Our programs include Americanism, Community Service, Junior Activities, Legislative, and VA Voluntary Services. Foremost in our hearts is the goal of assuring benefit entitlement and compassion for our disabled veterans."