David’s Drive 831 in Coatesville, PA is devoted to improving the lives of homeless and hospitalized veterans. We also help people in the community who are in need of support to get through life’s tough challenges.
David Turner Jr.’s Story
The organization was established in loving memory of David, who passed away at the age of 20 due to a suspected heart arrhythmia. He worked at the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center. With immense respect for the veterans he served, David had a vision to further assist veterans who were struggling with illness or homelessness.
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.
“Dear David's Drive, my name is Joseph and I am a Vietnam Era veteran. Recently, I received help moving into a new apartment through Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The things David's Drive provided as an "apartment warming package" were/are very helpful and nice. Thank you and may the Good Lord bless you in all that you do.”
“I need to express my great appreciation for your dedication, commitment, countless hours, and love to serving all veterans!! MAY you and your family accept my sincere THANK YOU!! This holy Christmas, may peace, love and JOY come in abundance!!!!! I pray 2018 also will be abundantly blessed and prosperous in LOVE. May your hearts always be content!!!!!!! Again, I THANK YOU!!”
“Thank you for the Christmas gift. It had many things that can be used right away. May your Christmas be bright.”
“Your household essentials were God-sent since I moved in my apartment. The household things like broom and bucket. I spent the budgeted monies and was afraid of an untidy house. Thank you.”
“Dear David's Drive, thank you for the bed and move-in kit. Thank you for your kindness. I only knew your son briefly but he has left a lasting impression on all of us. He still serves those who served for all.”
“On January 7, 2016, David’s Drive 831 purchased its 267th new bed for a homeless veteran moving into his first apartment. Today, we received a thank you card from that veteran explaining that he is doing a lot better now. Included with the card was a very special $20.00 donation. This is what it is all about. On January 10, 2017, we purchased bed #350.”
“After three back surgeries and two knee surgeries, I thought my sleep would forever be "iffy”. Thanks to your generosity, I envision many restful nights. I am more grateful than words can express but I will try. My back thanks you, my knees thank you, and most of all, I thank you for your kindness to an old veteran. You and yours will be in my prayers henceforth.”