Disaster Relief Fund – Louisiana

A letter from J. Marc Burgess, DAV National Adjutant/CEO

Dear Texas,

For the past two weeks, DAV has been on the ground in Louisiana helping veterans who are suffering from loss of home, transportation, shelter and food as a result of the heavy flooding that took place a few weeks ago.

Because of kind-hearted people just like you, we raised just over $52,000 to aid veterans like Gilbert…


Gilbert Johnson, U.S. Army veteran

“…we were wiped out in the flood and lost everything. I was living in our vehicle… This support makes me cry. I lost my hearing aids and shoes from the VA, so to have support means everything. Thank you.”

…And Erma


Erma Williams, U.S. Air Force Veterans, 91-98, logistics

“This support is everything—to have someone come and give assistance…it makes you feel like someone cares. To have someone say it’s okay, I’ve got your back means you don’t have to suffer by yourself.”

…And Zelina


Zelina Palmer, U.S. Army veteran, 2009-2015, mechanic/HR

“I started college Monday…and I have lost everything. My whole apartment was submerged in water. It means everything to get help when you literally see all your belongings submerged in water.”

I hope it warms your heart to see the smiles on these veteran’s faces – they are safe and being cared for because of caring supporters just like you.

If you’d like to make a donation to DAV’s disaster relief fund, it’s not too late – this fund gets depleted quickly and we always need to be prepared for the next disaster.


J. Marc Burgess
DAV National Adjunct/CEO