Disabled Veterans National Foundation Praises VFW for Hosting President Obama and Gov. Romney at 113th National Convention

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DVNF Urges Non-Partisan Discussion of Veterans Issues during this fall’s election cycle- The convention, which is going on now in Reno, Nevada, is hosting President Obama today who is speaking to the near 12,000 veterans gathered. The group will hear from Gov. Mitt Romney tomorrow.

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (http://www.dvnf.org ), a non-profit veterans service organization that focuses on helping men and women who serve and return home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom, is praising the 113th Convention of Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.(http://www.vfw.org ). The convention, which is going on now in Reno, Nevada, is hosting President Obama today who is speaking to the near 12,000 veterans gathered. The group will hear from Gov. Mitt Romney tomorrow.

“We believe it is critically important for veterans services groups across America to support non-partisan discussion and awareness of the many challenges and problems facing our veterans and our soldiers coming home from active duty whether it is from Afghanistan or around the world,” said Raegan Rivers, Chief Administrative Officer of DVNF. “With the on-going unemployment challenge facing veterans and the budget cuts at all levels of government, we believe it is more important than ever for those seeking public office, from the top office in the country down to local government, to be aware of the many problems facing our veterans. The more they are educated on issues and the more they hear from the veterans and the public, the better the chances of more non-partisan solutions being reached to help the men and women who sacrificed so much for our freedom.”

Part of the DVNF mission is education and helping raise awareness of the challenges facing veterans. Veterans’ testimonials on how DVNF grants and support have helped veterans and their families are an effective communication tool for the public and office holders to see how much their support makes a difference in the lives of veterans. Direct veterans feedback and veterans’ stories about how the DVNF assistance has helped them in their daily lives will go to further designing the existing DVNF programs to better suit veterans in need. The testimonials are an important tool to hear directly from the men and women who have served the country but now are not finding the help they require to move on with their personal and professional lives and will be posted on the DVNF web site.
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) has provided $16.1 million in cash and requested items such as clothing, food, health & hygiene products to tens of thousands of underserved and disabled veterans nationwide.

For more, go to http://www.dvnf.org

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