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Hankook Tire America Corp. has made a major commitment to DAV (Disabled American Veterans). As a sponsor of the DAV’s Mobile Service Office (MSO) program, Hankook’s $50,000 contribution will help DAV continue to bring free services directly to veterans where they live.

The DAV MSO program covers 70 stops within the southeast region of the United States each year, including Tennessee -- where Hankook will break ground on its first U.S. plant this month.

“Hankook’s commitment to supporting DAV stems from its corporate social responsibility goals, which are rooted in helping people through mobility,” says President Byeong Jin Lee.

‎Hankook and DAV will officially kick off their partnership in Clarksville, Tenn., on Oct. 9, 2014, at the groundbreaking ceremony for Hankook’s first U.S. plant.

“We’re very grateful and excited to have such a quality partner like Hankook on board with DAV’s mission of service to America’s veterans,” says Marc Burgess, national adjutant and DAV CEO. “Their involvement is directly enhancing the lives of those who have sacrificed when our nation called."

Through the MSO program, DAV national service officers, all of whom are disabled veterans themselves, help veterans living in smaller town and rural communities obtain VA (Veterans Affairs) and other needed benefits and services they need to lead high-quality lives. Through the MSO program, DAV helped more than 20,000 veterans and their families in 832 cities last year alone.

For more information on DAV, visit www.dav.org.

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