Disabled Veterans National Foundation Awards $50000 Grant to Human Engineering Research Laboratories
A grant for $50,000.00 was presented to the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) on Thursday, July 25th in Pittsburgh, PA.
HERL, directed by Dr. Rory Cooper, is an organization at the forefront of groundbreaking technologies and adaptive devices that assist people with disabilities. DVNF's grant is intended to assist our veterans in obtaining services and programs that aid them in achieving their goals.
HERL was presented with a check on the occasion of their 25th anniversary on July 25th 2019.
"I worked with Dr. Cooper during my time as the Wounded Warrior Regiment Sergeant Major, and I'm pleased to now continue to be a part of his work as DVNF's CEO," said Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.). "HERL has made such an impact on the lives of wounded and injured veterans, and DVNF is honored to be able to contribute to their life changing efforts."
VanFonda also expressed his appreciation to DVNF's generous donors who helped make this grant possible. HERL is a joint collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and often depends on outside organizations for support.
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—
We achieve this mission by:
• Providing personalized counseling to assist veterans in navigating the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service.
• Offering direct financial support to veterans and other veteran organizations to address the issues that align with the DVNF mission.
• Providing supplemental assistance through the Health & Comfort program and Empowerment Webinars.
• Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community.
To learn more, go to www.dvnf.org.