Travel benefit cuts left many vets with no way to get to Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) medical facilities for needed treatment. They're men and women who
answered our country's call in times of war. Many lost limbs, sight, hearing, or
They may live a great distance from a VA hospital, and because so many exist on
small fixed incomes, they find that the cost of transportation to a VA hospital
is just too high. They're left with two choices. They could go without the treatment
they need, or skimp on food or other necessities to pay for transportation.
Vets disabled in our nation's service should never face such dire options. So DAV
and Auxiliary volunteers respond, driving vets to and from VA hospitals and clinics.
The DAV has also donated vans, where needed, to make the program work. Other grateful
Americans are helping too. It's all part of the DAV Transportation Network, administered
by DAV Hospital Service Coordinators (HSCs) at the VA's 172 medical centers.
If you would like to be a volunteer, please