What is the Victories for Veterans Challenge?
The Victories for Veterans Challenge is a fitness event benefiting DAV (Disabled American Veterans). Participants first pick their track to run, walk, or ride; then they choose their own personal fitness goal for (i.e. 10 miles) along with a personal fundraising goal. You can complete your activity anywhere you would like. Your progress will be tracked the miles completed and is updated on your personal event page. By sharing the page with your family and friends and using our event toolkit you can help raise funds to create your own Victory for a Veteran.
How do I share my fundraising page with friends and family?
Go to victoriesforveterans.com and login. Once logged in, 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?
You can begin your challenge whenever you're ready! We recommend structuring your goals around a 4-week or 30-day period of time.
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 whilst completing your challenge we’ll have a running total and will automatically know once you’ve finished. Or you can manually update your fundraising page yourself. Find out how to do both here. Alternatively, let us know by emailing us at email@example.com.
What happens if I only use the fitness app to track some of my minutes and forget to use it for some?
Any minutes you complete using your ﬁtness app we will know about (if it is linked to your fundraising page). You just need to let us know about the rest of them by manually updating your fundraising page. Just remember– don’t manually log any miles that you’ve used a ﬁtness app to track– we will already have those logged.
What should I do if someone gives me cash or check in person?
Please mail donations to DAV National Headquarters at 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076, 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?
Visit victoriesforveterans.com and click on the red donate 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 miles I have completed?
If you are having issues with your miles showing up on your page, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.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 encourage them to support the event.
Are there incentives or prizes for raising money?
Yes! More information is available on the victoriesforveterans.com
How do I create a team or join an existing team?
During Registration you can create or join an existing team for the Victories for Veterans Challenge.
Can I register multiple people?
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 please contact our Donor Relations team will be happy to help you with your receipt request, please dial: 859-442-1340 or send an email to: email@example.com
How can I see who has donated to me?
Visit victoriesforveterans.com and sign into your account. 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 dial: 859-442-1340 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org