Washington DC (PRWEB) September 13, 2012
Veterans in need of assistance are now using a new mobile website launched by the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) to reach out for help from the organization, which provides access to health, mental health, housing and support services to military men and women when they return home with emotional and physical wounds after serving our country.
DVNF has had a measurable increase in calls and emails from veterans who do not have computers and are contacting the organization through the mobile site, said Doug Walker, Communications Manager for the agency. More than 16 percent of new calls and requests for assistance to DVNF have come directly through the mobile site since it launched last month.
“We are getting an increasing number of calls from men and women veterans who are homeless or disabled, do not have a computer or transportation, and are in need of help,” said Walker. “The site lets them learn about our organization very quickly and is specifically designed for one-click contact via phone or email, so it is serving that critical population of veterans who have no other way to reach out for assistance.”
The DVNF offers numerous services to help veterans access critical services such as health care, mental health care, housing and job placement. The organization provides direct financial assistance to veterans, financial and in-kind support to other veteran service organizations around the country.
“The mobile site is just another step forward in our goal to reach every possible veteran we can and let them know we are here to help them when they come home disabled as a result of the sacrifice they’ve made for country,” said Raegan Rivers, Chief Administrative Officer of the DVNF. “It is not only making it easier for all veterans to contact us, but it is reaching the most vulnerable men and women in that population, those who are homeless or severely disabled, and providing them an opportunity to ask us for help.”
The new DVNF mobile website is located at http://m.dvnf.org and is automatically displayed when you access their main website at DVNF.org from a tablet, smartphone or other mobile device.
About Disabled Veterans National Foundation: The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to change the lives of men and women who come home wounded or sick after defending our nation’s safety and freedom. A nonprofit 501c3, DVNF was founded in the fall of 2007 by six women veterans to provide disabled men and women of the military with help obtaining housing, medical care, counseling and meaningful jobs. For more information, visit http://www.dvnf.org.