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Donate to veterans’ fund with DPS
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), along with state Rep. Joe Farias and the Texas Veterans Commission, announced a new opportunity for customers to make voluntary contributions to the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) when they apply for an original or renewal driver license or personal identification card.
In 2013, the 83rd Texas Legislature passed House Bill 633, authored by Farias, which allows Texans to make donations to the veterans’ fund during driver license transactions.
The donation option is available for customers who apply in person at a DPS driver license office and during online transactions. Customers can only make donations when applying for an original or renewal driver license/identification card -- not during other transactions, such as changes of address or card replacements. Applicants can choose how much they wish to donate, and the contribution must be in whole dollar amounts and must be paid at the time of the transaction.
The Texas Veterans Commission administers the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance, and awards reimbursement grants to eligible charitable organizations, local government agencies, and veterans service organizations that provide direct services to Texas veterans and their families.
DPS also collects contributions to the Blindness Education Screening and Treatment Program, and Glenda Dawson Donate Life -- Texas Registry (organ and tissue donor program) during the driver license and identification card application process.
For more information, visit http://www.tvc.texas.gov/Fund-for-Veterans-Assistance.aspx.
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