Helping Veterans Because We Should
831 ~ 8-letters 3-words 1-meaning, "I love you"
David’s Drive 831. David's Drive 831 is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) public charity committed to improving the quality of life for hospitalized and homeless veterans and people in need in the community. David's Drive 831 (DD831) was created in memory of David Turner Jr. who died suddenly at the age of 20 of a suspected heart arrhythmia. David had worked at the Coatesville VA Medical Center and had a tremendous respect for the veterans he served; many were homeless, in early recovery and came to the hospital without essentials. David had a vision to provide these veterans with these items.
David’s Drive 831 is honored to receive the National Citation for Distinguished Service Award from the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 1777, as well as the Hazel P. Harnish Award for Volunteering Excellence from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Coatesville VA Medical Center. Receiving the Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award encourages us to continue our mission, thank you to the Coatesville Area School District Administration, Teachers, Students, and Parents. We are also grateful to receive citations from the Senate of Pennsylvania, presented by Senator Andrew E. Dinniman, and The Board of Commissioners of the County of Chester. All of these honors were accepted on behalf of David Turner Jr. with the promise to continue David’s vision of helping Veterans.
Mission Statement ~ David’s Drive 831, founded in 2010 is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to fulfilling the needs of our veterans and the underprivileged in order to perpetuate the memory of David Brian Turner Jr. by impacting people’s lives positively in his name.
Vision Statement ~ The Board, Committee members and volunteers of David’s Drive 831 Inc. will strive to ensure that our veterans and underprivileged neighbors receive the necessities required to enjoy a better quality of life.
Value Statement ~ The Board, Committee members and volunteers of David’s Drive 831 Inc. while striving to meet the public’s expectations, will overcome barriers and encourage the widest possible community participation, promoting a cooperative spirit, while maintaining the highest possible ethical standards.