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State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that David’s Drive 831 (DD831), a local nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting homeless and hospitalized veterans, will receive $15,000 in state funding through the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF). The program, which is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), is funded by generous Pennsylvanians who voluntarily make a $3 donation when applying for or renewing their driver’s license or photo ID and also renewing a motor vehicle registration. Additionally, proceeds come from the sale of the Honoring Our Veterans license plate and private donations. David Turner Sr., who with his family founded DD831 in memory of his late son, said the funds would support the organization’s 9th annual Christmas Gift Wrapping Extravaganza in which volunteers wrap 1,000 gifts, containing socks, snacks, puzzle books, and personal care items for homeless and hospitalized veterans.