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An Old Van Becomes Life-Changing Support for Veterans

For U.S. Army veteran and retired Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Steve Lentge, DAV’s mission is personal. 

Steve’s son is also a veteran and a C6 quadriplegic. While his son received care from the VA, Steve got an idea. 

He’d inherited an older family van after his father had passed away. He used it on occasion for family errands and was planning on selling it eventually. But Steve decided the van could do something bigger — it could help disabled veterans like his son. 

When he researched vehicle donation programs, he found that DAV (Disabled American Veterans) had one of the best. Within a week, the old family van was picked up. 

“Knowing that the money will go to help out our veterans who were injured helping to maintain my freedom way overshadowed what I would have done with the money I would have received,” said Steve. 

If you have a car, truck or boat that’s no longer being used, donating your vehicle to DAV is an incredible way to give back for the men and women who served our country. 

DAV’s mission is to keep the promises to our nation’s veterans — and we’re proud to help more than 1 million veterans each year. When you donate your car or other vehicle to DAV, we’ll maximize your donation so it provides more life-changing support for veterans of all generations and their families. 

Plus, when you donate your vehicle to DAV, your gift qualifies for a tax deduction. We’ll provide all the tax documentation you need to get your deduction and ensure the title is properly transferred. DAV makes the car donation process completely hassle-free.

Find out more about DAV Car and Vehicle Donation by visiting or calling 844-440-4267.

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