Disabled American Veterans held a ceremony to usher in two new vans which took place on Sept. 25.
“Our nation’s heroes travel around the globe to protect our freedom. Volunteering to drive a veteran ensures that even those living remotely from VA hospitals can make their appointments and never go without the treat-ment they need.
“It’s all part of the DAV Transportation Network, administered by our Hospital Service Coordinators at the VA’s 172 medical facilities.” Said Jose Burrola, Hospital Service Coordinator, VASNHS.
The DAV Transportation Network System for Southern Nevada provides transportation for veterans to VA medical facilities that have no means of transportation. Currently, there is a fleet of 28 vehicles and 50 volunteer drivers.
The majority of drivers are veterans who volunteer their time and services. However, you do not have to be a veteran to drive for the DAV. All DAV drivers are unpaid volunteers.
DAV offers rides from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Although DAV vans are not wheelchair equipped, the VA has a program known as Veterans Transport Service (VTS) and is equipped to handle wheelchairs. Veterans in need of wheelchair equipped transportation should contact the main Las Vegas phone number listed below.
Veterans interested in using this ser-vice should call one of the numbers listed below. The operator will need to know your name, last four digits of your social security number and appointment information as well as a call back number.
The DAV’s main office is located at 6900 North Pecos Road, North Las Vegas, NV 89086. Also you can visit lasvegas.va.gov for more information.
Visit dav.org to find out more about Disabled American Veterans and their assistance provided to veterans.