DAV was created by veterans of the 1st World War and chartered by Congress in 1932. Judge Marx, an Ohio Superior Court Judge, also a disabled veteran was crucial in organizing the nation’s disabled veterans in their struggle to navigate the governmental’s myriad of disconnected half-hearted programs and red tape. Here in Portland, Oregon, DAV Chapter #1 has been helping northwest veterans and their families lead better lives since 1929.
The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary is an organization of men, women, and children with a desire to assist disabled veterans and their families across the United States and Puerto Rico. The organization was founded in 1922 and has grown to over 100,000 members. These members volunteer at Veteran Administration Medical Centers, Nursing Homes, Schools, Churches, Communities, and also promote Patriotism and reach out to legislators for concerns related to veterans and their families.
The DAV Auxiliary is founded on the mission of:
Sr. Vice Commander
Jr. Vice Commander