Volunteering to help others is a great way to show you care. I know for me that being a volunteer driver for the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) is a very rewarding and fulfilling way to give something back to those who have given so much for all of us. In West Virginia there is a growing veteran population that has need of transportation to their VA medical appointments. Some are not physically fit to drive or can only drive limited distances or have no other means of transportation (friends or relatives) to get them to their appointments. Lack of income, age, type of medical or mental issues are other types of reasons veterans need help in getting to medical appointments.
You do not need to be a veteran to be a driver. Anyone who has a desire can apply to become a volunteer driver. Also for those who are retired, have extra time on their hands, or looking for a way to serve others this is a very flexible way to use your time.
When you become a volunteer driver you will be assigned to a county you live in or live close to. Usually you will be assigned one day a week to drive. The driver coordinator for your area will assign you as needed.
Please contact; Cheryl Yost at 302-255-2121 for more information and an application. You may also contact Al Koger at 304-667-1309/304-497-2345, the Greenbrier/Pocahontas Coordinator, for more details on what a drivers duties are and the benefits and where to go to apply.
To Veterans in need of transportation:
First and Foremost – THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.
If you are in need of transportation please use the above contact information to call and get more information on the guidelines for using the van service. We will do our best to see that your transportation needs are met.