NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Hankook Tire America Corp.'s continued support of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) helped the organization expand its reach and services this year.
Those efforts resulted in tripling the number of Hankook-sponsored DAV Mobile Service Office (MSO) stops, which provided free services to 355 veterans and their families, the most since the program was launched in 2015, Hankook said.
Marc Burgess, DAV National adjutant and CEO, said DAV is honored to have Hankook's continued support, helping "hundreds in the veteran community improve and enhance their lives by providing them with the necessary services they need. We look forward to this growing partnership and continuing to help offer America's veterans the necessary recognition and support they richly deserve."
From August-October, Hankook partnered with tire dealerships to host six MSO stops that served veterans in communities throughout California, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
The aim of the program is to shorten the distance veterans may need to travel to access benefits to which they are entitled. At each MSO location, certified DAV benefits advocates conducted interviews with veterans and their families and assisted in filing 188 claims.