Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 10, 2014
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation(http://www.dvnf.org), a nonprofit veterans service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom, announces Jim Haggerty as its newest board member.
Haggerty is a former Marine Sergeant and Korean War Veteran and has a long and decorated career serving in various capacities of veterans’ issues. A New York state resident, Haggerty is the current 19th Congressional District Veterans Director. In addition, he previously served as the Assistant Director of veterans programs and training within the New York State Department of Labor.
While a long time public servant, Haggerty has also done tremendous work with veterans throughout the community. He is one of the original founders, and current co-chairman of the Capital Region Homeless Veterans Stand Down, now in its 20th year. He is also the President of the Eastern New York Homeless Veterans Coalition and the President of the Veterans Care Board at the V.A. Hospital in Albany.
“Haggerty’s reputation, knowledge, and dedication to helping veterans of all walks of life is why we brought him to our board of directors, and he will be an invaluable asset to us,” said DVNF CEO, Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.). “He is a true champion of veterans, and DVNF is thrilled to have such a well-respected individual on our board.”
Haggerty will primarily help to guide DVNF’s programs and services as well as the organization’s overall direction.
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.
We achieve this mission by:
Providing personalized counseling to assist veterans in navigating the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service.
Offering direct financial support to veterans and other veteran organizations to address the issues that align with the DVNF mission.
Providing supplemental assistance through the Health & Comfort program and Empowerment Webinars.
Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community.
For more, go to http://www.dvnf.org.