Disabled American Veterans “Office on Wheels” Makes a Stop at Oakland Harley-Davidson
Online PR News – 26-October-2012 – Oakland, CA – Local military veterans will receive free counseling and assistance with their government benefits from Disabled American Veterans (DAV) when Oakland Harley-Davidson hosts Harley’s Heroes on Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Since 2007, this program sponsored by The Harley-Davidson Foundation-- dubbed Harley’s Heroes -- has brought DAV’s Mobile Service Office (MSO) to hundreds of dealerships across the country, providing important counseling and assistance to help tens of thousands of veterans and their families secure the benefits to which they earned through service.
DAV’s Mobile Service Office, or “office on wheels,” eliminates long trips veterans would alternatively have to make from rural communities to city offices. DAV National Service Officers, all disabled veterans themselves, are able to work efficiently from the fully staffed van, helping all veterans with their questions about what benefits they are eligible for – even if they have never filed a claim or had found it difficult working through the red tape.
This local Harley’s Heroes event is hosted in conjunction with the dealership’s Harley’s Heroes Run, which raises money to support the DAV service programs. For more information or to register for the ride, visit www.oaklandh-d.com or call 510-635-0100.
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY – HARLEY’S HEROES NOVEMBER 3
• WHAT: 2012 Harley’s Heroes visits Oakland. DAV to provide FREE benefit counseling services to local veterans
• WHERE: Oakland Harley-Davidson
• WHEN: Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• WHO: Local veterans and veteran riders who benefit from DAV free services
The Harley-Davidson Foundation has pledged a total commitment of $2 million to support DAV’s mobile veteran outreach program since 2007. Over 300 Harley-Davidson dealerships have hosted a Harley’s Heroes event since the program inception.
Keeping up with veterans benefits, and the changes from one year to the next, can be difficult. And disabilities related to military service sometimes take years to manifest or go years before being diagnosed. Many veterans have their disabilities go untreated or uncompensated. Thanks to the DAV’s free services, veterans can get the help they need. All DAV counseling is offered free of charge with no appointment required.
About Harley-Davidson Motor Company Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's Web site at www.harley-davidson.com. The Harley-Davidson Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization supporting the communities in which the Company has facilities and selected national causes including veteran’s initiatives.
About Disabled American Veterans The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans, a non-profit organization founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932, represents this nation’s disabled veterans. It is dedicated to a single purpose: building better lives for our nation’s disabled veterans and their families. More information is available at www.dav.org.