HICKORY, N.C. – Local military veterans will receive free counseling and assistance with their government benefits from Disabled American Veterans (DAV) when the new Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson hosts Harley’s Heroes Nov. 11.
The event is hosted in conjunction with the dealership’s annual Freedom Photo. The dealership will also collect slightly used T-shirts, jackets and nonperishable food items for the local division of the Homeless Veterans of America.
Since 2007, the 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 counseling and assistance for an estimated tens of thousands of veterans and their families to secure the benefits to which they earned through service. DAV’s Mobile Service Office eliminates long trips veterans would have to make from rural communities to city offices.
DAV National Service Officers, all disabled veterans themselves, work 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 in the past.
Posted by Holly Wagner