VA Benefits Burnout?
Harley-Davidson Wants to Help You Get Back in Gear
Harley-Davidson, the iconic steel horse, has a long history with the U.S. military. From skirmishes along the U.S. Mexican border to battles during World War I and II, the company has supplied motorcycles and stood side by side with military men and women at home and abroad. It’s no wonder that the company has stepped up to help injured veterans get through one more battle: bureaucratic red tape.
Although it seems unbelievable, injured veterans must apply for benefits and services—a process that is not easy. For the last four years, Harley-Davidson has partnered with Disabled American Veterans (DAV) to fund mobile service offices (MSOs) at more than 800 Harley-Davidson dealerships throughout the country. The Harley’s Heroes program staffs MSOs with disabled DAV national service offers who walk veterans through the process of receiving disability benefits, including medical treatment, compensation, insurance, home loans and more.
Through the program injured veterans have claimed tens of millions of dollars in benefits to which they were entitled, and they’ve done it all close to where they live. MSOs are dispersed throughout the country more than 200 days a year. Harley-Davidson estimates that the program has helped more than 18,000 veterans each year.
This year Harley’s Heroes has launched a video campaign to raise awareness of the program. The videos of two veterans who served in Iraq are available here.
"Through these veterans' stories, we're hoping to inspire other veterans by showing them the positive impact DAV can have, as well as motivate them to pursue the benefits they deserve," said Mike McCann, director of core consumer marketing at Harley-Davidson. "The services the DAV provides all across the country day in and day out are vital to helping injured veterans move onward with their lives."
Find out more about Harley’s Heroes here.