What is the Victories for Veterans Challenge?

The Victories for Veterans Challenge is a fitness event benefiting DAV (Disabled American Veterans). Participants first register and then download the MoveSpring app to connect your fitness tracker and join our next challenge. Don't have a fitness tracker? That's okay. You can also manually update your activity. By completing the challenge and sharing your fundraising page with your family and friends, you can help raise funds to reach more victories for veterans.

What is the MoveSpring app and how do I use it?

MoveSpring is a fun, easy-to-use activity challenge platform. When you register for the Victories for Veterans Challenge, you will receive an email about how to create an account on MoveSpring and add the DAV organization code. You will then be automatically added to the next DAV challenge. You can connect to other participants in the Victories for Veterans Challenge, track your challenge and activity progress. You can also share your fundraising page to ask for donations through the app.

How do I share my fundraising page with friends and family?

Login to your fundraising page. Once logged in, send a pre-written email through your dashboard or copy your fundraising page URL and paste it in an email, text, or your social media feeds. It's that easy!

Is there a registration fee?

Signing up for the Victories for Veterans Challenge is free! But we do encourage everyone to raise as much as they can for DAV so we can continue to create victories for veterans of all eras.

Where is the Victories for Veterans Challenge?

You can choose to complete your challenge activity wherever you like. Whether it’s in the park, in the gym, or on the sidewalks with your friends by your side. You decide the pace and you decide the place.

What’s the date of the event?

We have pre-loaded challenges in the MoveSpring app or you can create your own challenge whenever you're ready! Our next challenge is August 23 - Sep 21. You can join us anytime during the challenge and get started!

What is DonorDrive and how do I use it?

DonorDrive is an online fundraising platform which you can use to collect your donations. Your fundraising page will be set up automatically when you sign up for the Victories for Veterans Challenge. You can access your page here and by entering the log in details you supplied when you signed up. You can share your page with friends and family to encourage them to donate to you.

How will you know when I’ve finished the Victories for Veterans Challenge?

If you have been using MoveSpring while completing your challenge, your activity will be tracked for the duration of the countdown and will let you know once you've finished. Or you can manually update through the app or your fundraising page. Once the challenge is complete and everything is recorded, we will receive the results and congratulate you!

What should I do if someone gives me cash or check in person?

Please mail donations to:

DAV National Headquarters
860 Dolwick Drive
Erlanger, KY 41018
ATTN: Remittance Processing/Victories for Veterans

In order to ensure you receive credit for the donation, please note Victory for Veterans and your fundraising page name in the memo field of the check. We will accept cash donations but we highly discourage sending cash in the mail.

I mailed a donation but don’t see it on my donor list.

Please allow up to 2 weeks for donations to be processed.

How do I make a donation to a specific participant or team?

Go here and click on the red donate now button. On the donation page, search for the name of the fundraiser. Click on the red donate button when prompted and complete the remaining steps to make your donation. You can only make a donation to the fundraiser, not the team.

Why isn’t the run total on my fundraising page updating with the minutes I have completed?

If you are having issues with your minutes showing up on your page, please contact us at fundraising@dav.org or 859-442-1340.

Is there a fundraising minimum to participate in this event?

There is no fundraising minimum to participate but we simply can’t do this without your help! We encourage all participants to reach out to family and friends and ask them to support your efforts.

Are there incentives or prizes for raising money?

Yes! Any fundraiser that raises $150, will receive a DAV shaker water bottle.

How do I create a team or join an existing team?

During your registration you can create or join an existing team for the Victories for Veterans Challenge. 

Can I register multiple people?

Yes. When you are going through registration, you will be given the option to register additional people. Anyone you register, will receive a confirmation email when you complete.

Where does the money go?

Funds raised through the Victories for Veterans Challenge support DAV’s mission of fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. Just as America’s service members fought for us, DAV fights for them. DAV assists veterans by helping them gain access to the medical, financial and educational benefits they’ve earned along with connecting them to meaningful employment opportunities. All services are provided free of charge. Learn more about DAV’s programs and services at www.dav.org.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes! You will receive an automated receipt which will include the tax deductible language, after your donation is processed; please keep a copy for your records.

How do I get a copy of my donation receipt?

If a receipt was not emailed to you or you need an additional copy, login to your account and select the "Donations Given" tab. There you will be able to view all your donations and download a copy of your receipt. If you need additional assistance with your receipt request, please contact our Donor Relations team at 859-442-1340 or send an email to: fundraising@dav.org

How can I see who has donated to me?

To see a list of your donations so far, first login to your fundraising page. Next, click view donations received from the top right menu options and then the list of donations as well as contributor name will appear. 

I have more questions, who do I contact?

Our Donor Relations team will be happy to help you with your additional questions, please call 859-442-1340 or send an email to: fundraising@dav.org

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