The Disabled American Veterans, or DAV, is an
organization chartered by the United States Congress for disabled military Veterans of the United
States Armed Forces that helps them and their families through various means. It currently has
over 1.2 million members. It was formed on September 25,1920.The Disabled American Veterans
Organization provides service free of charge through a nationwide network of 88 DAV National
Service Offices, 38 Transition Service Offices, 198 DAV Hospital Service Coordinator Offices,
52 state-level DAV Departments, 249 DAV VA Voluntary Service Representatives, and more than
1900 local DAV Chapters.
Chapter 16 was formed many years ago to help our disabled veterans, We our selfs in
keeping our members informed of Veteran benefits and news.
Chapter 16 was located in Yonkers, New York, but due to a dramatic increase in members,
we moved our headquarters to Greenburgh, New York, we continue to serve Veterans not only
from Yonkers and Greenburgh but all parts of Westchester County.
Chapter 16 is one of the only Tri-State Chapters with a website. We created this website
in hopes that all veterans and disabled veterans will visit this site and learn not only what the DAV
stands for but to enlightened Disabled American Members of their rights and benefits.
Chapter 16 is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives
with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access
the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on
Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning
back to civilian life.
Chapter 16 Honors Carmine DiPasquale
Chapter 16 Women's Auxiliary, has been formed by Mary Ann De'Toma.
Mary Ann is currently the Auxiliary President. Mary Ann has devoted her time, energy and expertise
in helping Chapter 16 achieve many awards for our outstanding work, not onlywith Veterans but also
within our community, her recognition is greatly appreciated.
To join the women's auxiliary, contact Mary Ann 914-564-6875
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auxiliary President for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 16, Greenburgh, New York.