Victory IAVA 2016 Road Home Challenge
Take part in The Road Home Challenge. Join Victory Motorcycles in supporting our military veterans by making a donation to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) now extended through June 30. In appreciation, the first 500 donors during The Road Home Challenge will receive exclusive Victory-IAVA merchandise sent directly to you (suggested minimum donation of $25).
And join participating Victory dealers in saluting all military personnel on Armed Forces Day, May 21. Visit website for list of participating dealers http://www.victorymotorcycles.com/en-us/events/dealer-events
Help us reach our goal of raising $100,000 for IAVA to help returning veterans transition to civilian life during their road home.
Since 2004, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) has worked hard to honor the incredible sacrifice of men and women who have responded to the call to serve, and provide this generation of veterans with crucial resources and services to navigate the overwhelming transition back to civilian life. IAVA connects veterans with one another, empowers them through leadership development, education, and employment programs, and provides transition assistance to those who are struggling. Through our public awareness, advocacy, and community building efforts, we strive to create a country that honors and supports all veterans.
THE TIME IS NOW The veteran community is facing critical challenges, including unacceptably high rates of unemployment and suicide. There are over 400,000 veterans waiting for basic federal assistance with an average wait time of 200 days. The suicide rate among our vets is horrific, with the loss of a veteran nearly every hour. Yet veterans are also launching successful businesses, continuing to serve in their communities, running for office, and proving time and again that with the right support and investment, they can lead at home as much as they did during their service.
CONNECTING VETS WITH RESOURCES We know how difficult it can be for vets to access the benefits and services they’ve earned. With so many different resources and red tape, it’s easy to get confused and feel lost. Our Rapid Response Referral Program (RRRP) case managers connect vets with the benefits and services they need to achieve their goals. RRRP has helped over 6,000 veterans and their families through critical referrals to resources in mental health, education, housing, employment and legal and financial assistance. Learn more at IAVA.org/RRRP.
WE’RE THE EXPERTS IAVA is the leading non-partisan advocate and voice for veterans in Washington, DC. For over a decade, IAVA has lead the conversation around veterans’ care and benefits and has been instrumental in passing key legislation such as the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for America’s Veterans (SAV) and the post-9/11 New GI Bill. Every year, IAVA conducts a comprehensive membership survey and other issue-specific research, sets policy priorities, influences the dialogue in Washington, DC, and fights for the millions of veterans who served our country.
EDUCATION For every dollar spent on the GI Bill after WWII, seven were pumped back into the economy. So we know how important an educated veteran population is for our country. That’s why IAVA spearheaded passage of – and sternly protects – the New GI Bill. Our New GI Bill Calculator at newGIbill.org has helped hundreds of thousands of vets and their families calculate their benefits and start their education journey.
EMPLOYMENT IAVA is focused on combating the shamefully high veteran unemployment rate. RISE, our signature employment program connects veterans to top employers, peer coaches, skills training, and other employment resources through an individualized process that combines online and in-person support.
COMMUNITY No veteran should feel alone. To combat the sense of isolation vets can feel at a time when so few know where they’re coming from, IAVA connects them with one another, both offline and online. IAVA members host hundreds of VetTogethers—gatherings that can range from happy hours to service projects to ice fishing expeditions—each year. As leaders rise to the surface, we invest in them and support them to grow the community further.
IAVA is here to assure our vets that we’ve got their back, and we hope that you will join our efforts so that we can continue to be a united voice and provide important services on behalf of our veterans.
ABOUT IAVA and VICTORY MOTORCYCLES:
Victory Motorcycles® has partnered with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) to support the men and women who have served to protect our freedom. Almost 30% of Victory owners are veterans or have military connections, and Victory is proud to give back and support veterans on their transition home. Victory Motorcycles has raised over $430,000 in support of IAVA, and has contributed thousands of media impressions to further awareness of IAVA’s work to support and empower veterans. IAVA is thankful for Victory’s support and dedication to America’s veterans.
Hero’s Metal: Victory provides military personnel and veterans, and police and fire personnel with $1,000 off the purchase of a new Victory ($500 off a new Victory Octane).