DUBLIN, GA (WALB) - The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center is looking for volunteer drivers to assist veterans with getting to their appointments and other needed services.
Voluntary Service chief Dean Swan said that transportation needs can present a problem for elderly citizens and people with disabilities and Veterans are no exception. The realities of providing healthcare in the rural areas of Georgia make this tougher.
Swan says that the local Disabled American Veterans (DAV) chapter does an outstanding job transporting Veterans, but drivers are always needed. He points out that there are advantages for volunteers who help veterans.
"There are no small contributions when it comes to caring for our veterans," Swan said, "and if you are a veteran who needs to see a doctor but can't get a ride, seeing that DAV van drive up can be very reassuring. As far as I'm concerned, the folks that volunteer to drive those DAV vans and help our veterans are heroes, too."
If you are interested in volunteering to drive for the DAV at the Dublin VA or one of its outpatient clinics, please contact Chris Hunkel at 478-277-2775 for qualifications and an application.
Volunteers can also contact Dean Swan, 478-277-2729 ext. 2555 or Utaw.Vines@va.gov for more information.