VA Office in Dire Need of Volunteer Drivers to Take Veterans to Medical Appointments

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By gantdaily.com

Clearfield County’s veterans are in dire need of volunteer drivers to take them to their medical appointments, according to Veterans Affairs Director Betina Nicklas.

The VA office currently has three volunteers in its Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network. The county has somewhere between 8,000 and 9,000 veterans, she said.

The DAV volunteer transportation program assists veterans seeking treatment at the VAMC with their travel needs to their DuBois, Altoona and State College appointments.

“Veterans really rely on this service to get them there,” Nicklas said. “Many don’t drive, don’t have a car or shouldn’t be driving, and it’s critical because we have an aging population.”

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