Schenectady County and DAV Celebrates Purchase of New Veteran Medical Transportation Van

The Schenectady County Legislature and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) joined today to celebrate the purchase of a new DAV Volunteer Veteran Medical Transportation Van.  The van was paid for in part by a $17,000 grant from the Schenectady County Legislature.  The van will be used to transport Schenectady County veterans to and from medical appointments.

“We are so proud to work with the Council of Veterans Organizations in support of those who have served and are now in need of our assistance,” said Holly Vellano, Schenectady County Legislator and Veterans Advocate. “Our veterans served this country faithfully and deserve our support and assistance in breaking down whatever barrier may exist to medical care.”

The DAV Volunteer Transportation Network is a free transportation service provided to veterans in need of medical care at VA medical facilities.  This is a free service provided by volunteers.  Currently there are seven volunteer drivers serving Schenectady County: Bob Brandt Jr., Tim Walsh, Rich Pidgeon, Corolyn Cancelliere, Alyssa Depaula, David Tiffany, Gary Reftau, Todd Kennedy, and Bob Becker.  The service is available Monday thru Friday.

Veterans in need of transportation assistance can contact the DAV Transportation Coordinator at (518) 626-5504.  Volunteer drivers are also needed and those interested can contact Bob Brandt at (518) 377-9278.



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