WOBURN, Mass., May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Joan K. Norton, who leads Joan K. Norton & Associates, an independent wealth management firm, today announced that she recently made a significant monetary donation to the Malden, Mass., Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary (DAVA) Unit 85, which partners with the national Disabled American Veterans (DAV) parent organization to offer a range of vital assistance and support services to local military veterans and their families.
Ms. Norton's grant was key in helping the DAVA Unit 85 modernize and upgrade its events hall, which is used to host a variety of community meetings and other special occasions, and represents an important revenue source for the organization, enabling the group to better fulfill its core mission of empowering veterans and helping them to lead high-quality lives. The unit serves approximately 200 members who live in Malden as well as other surrounding towns.
Commenting on the renovation of the DAVA Unit 85 events hall, Ms. Norton said, "As a local independent business owner and proud member of this community for decades, I am humbled by the support I have received over the years by area residents, and well aware of how important it is to be a good neighbor and give back. That's why I was delighted to offer support to the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 85. I am appreciative every day of the noble sacrifice that each one of our veterans has made to keep this country safe, secure and free. The very least we can do is to support the organizations that offer these American heroes and their families the greatest possible dignity and respect. Hopefully, my donation will play a small part to further this effort in our own backyard."
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 85 Commander Nancy Hoey said, "On behalf of our DAV unit, I would like to express my gratitude to Joan for her generous donation. With a newly invigorated events hall, we'll not only be able to increase the level of support we currently provide our current members and their families, but hopefully be able to engage in outreach efforts to other military veterans in the area who have also earned the right to have their service to our country justly honored."
About Joan K. Norton & Associates
For nearly three decades, Joan K. Norton & Associates have been assisting clients in navigating today's complex financial markets and the myriad of financial products and services available for investors. Under Joan's leadership, the firm works closely with each client to meet their specific financial goals. While focusing on managing investment risk, the firm assists clients with accumulating and preserving savings for retirement and providing financial security for their family's future.
About Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary
Since 1922 the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary (DAVA) has partnered with the DAV parent organization in their mission of service to disabled veterans and their families. That relationship has continued to flourish and the blended organizations have achieved many victories in their quest to improve the quality of life our veterans rightly deserve.
With nearly a quarter-million members, the DAVA programs are far-reaching and the personal rewards fulfilling. Our members are diverse in their interests which is what has made the DAVA so successful.
Our programs include Americanism, Community Service, Junior Activities, Legislative, and VA Voluntary Services. Foremost in our hearts is the goal of assuring benefit entitlement and compassion for our disabled veterans.
About Disabled American Veterans
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. The organization provides more than 700,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with more than 300,000 benefit claims annually. In 2015, DAV helped attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits to care for themselves and for veterans, their families and survivors.
DAV is also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible.
With almost 1,300 chapters and nearly 1.3 million members across the country, DAV empowers our nation's heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring our nation keep the promises made to them.
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