Older veterans and those with disabilities are a particularly vulnerable population and DAV (Disabled American Veterans) is offering help while they shelter at home during the COVID-19 crisis.
There are three ways veterans can get help, while still allowing them and others to maintain social distancing:
1. VolunteerforVeterans.org: Veterans needing assistance with everyday tasks, such as groceries or yard work, can use a free service to request such help. DAV’s VolunteerforVeterans.org connects veterans with community volunteers. Veterans are encouraged to request their needs, and families and other individuals may also register on behalf of a veteran.
2. Virtual Job Fairs: Veterans who have lost their jobs or are looking for meaningful employment can participate in free virtual career fairs that DAV is holding throughout the country.
Applicants can also get free job-seeking advice, such as tips for dressing for an online interview and best practices on writing a resume. A list of these career fairs can be found at dav.org/veterans/employment-resources/job-search-events/.
3. VA Benefits & Other Resources: DAV offers a range of additional services, such as connecting veterans with mental health professionals and helping them navigate the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to access their military and health benefits. Support is also provided for families of veterans and their caregivers.
To access these services, visit dav.org/veterans/resources/ or call (877) I AM A VET (1-877-426-2838).