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Hankook Continues Support of DAV With $175,000 Donation

Posted on August 8, 2019
Hankook marked its 2019 commitment to DAV and helping veterans through mobility with a $175,000 donation. Senior Director of TBR Tires Rob Williams presented the check to DAV National Adjutant and CEO Marc Burgess and National Commander Dennis Nixon at the DAV’s 98th National Convention on Aug. 3.
Hankook marked its 2019 commitment to DAV and helping veterans through mobility with a $175,000 donation. Senior Director of TBR Tires Rob Williams presented the check to DAV National Adjutant and CEO Marc Burgess and National Commander Dennis Nixon at the DAV’s 98th National Convention on Aug. 3.

Hankook Tire America Corp. has renewed its commitment to DAV (Disabled American Veterans), which provides free services to veterans of all generations where they live.

In the fifth year of its partnership with DAV, Hankook is donating $175,000 to help veterans and their families nationwide by providing access to employment resources and Veteran Affairs benefits by sponsoring career fairs and DAV's Mobile Service Office (MSO) program.

The 2019 partnership was announced at DAV's 98th National Convention on Saturday, Aug. 3, in Orlando, Fla. During the convention's opening ceremony, Rob Williams, Hankook’s senior director of TBR tires, presented the check to DAV National Adjutant and CEO Marc Burgess and National Commander Dennis Nixon.

"At Hankook Tire, we're honored to be able to give back to veterans and their families through our longstanding partnership with DAV," says Hankook Tire America Corp. President Hosung Suh. "Each year, we've been able to help even more veterans across the country. In the fifth year of our partnership, we look forward to continuing to support DAV's great work, helping bring career resources, transportation and benefit assistance services where veterans and their families need them most."

Hankook Drives Job Opportunities with DAV Career Fairs

This year, Hankook is sponsoring six DAV career fairs throughout the country. The career fairs aim to bring opportunities to veterans, their spouses, active-duty personnel and members of the National Guard and Reserve in their local communities from companies seeking the unique traits, dedication and commitment they gain from their military service.

As part of this support, Hankook will recruit employees for its Clarksville, Tenn., plant and Nashville, Tenn., headquarters during the DAV career fair in Nashville on Sept. 5, at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville.

DAV and Hankook Support Veterans Through Mobility

Through DAV's MSO program, DAV National Service Officers drive their "office on wheels" across the country to counsel and assist veterans, educating them and their families on the benefits and services earned in service. This program extends DAV's benefits assistance to veterans who might not be able to access it otherwise due to distance, transportation, health or other various reasons. Hankook continues its promise to help American veterans through mobility with 12 Hankook-sponsored DAV MSO stops this year. To bring DAV's claims specialists to veterans in their local communities on a national scale, Hankook partners with tire dealers and distributors across the country.

In addition, as a continuation of the 2018 partnership, Hankook recently donated a new DAV Transportation Network vehicle to help Nashville area veterans access the healthcare they earned in service to our nation. The Hankook-branded vehicle is now the only vehicle permanently stationed at Hankook's hometown Nashville Campus of the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System. Without the volunteer-driven vehicle providing free, reliable transportation, many ill and injured veterans wouldn't receive critical health services.

"Hankook's growing and continued support enables DAV to further support the men and women who served with reliable transportation, job fairs and professional benefits representation," says DAV National Adjutant and CEO Marc Burgess. "Our partnership continues to strengthen going into its fifth year, and we want to sincerely thank Hankook Tire for the valuable role the company plays in helping us ensure that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them, to empower them to lead high quality lives with respect and dignity."

For more information on Hankook and DAV's continued partnership, visit dav.org/hankook.

Related Topics: community support, Disabled American Veterans, Hankook, Hosung Suh, Rob Williams

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