Letter:…sign up to be a volunteer driver for the program

Dear Editor:
Become a valuable member of the VA Health Care System and Disabled American Veterans Volunteer Transportation Team!
Because so many sick and disabled Veterans lack transportation to and from VA medical facilities for needed treatment, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) operates a nationwide transportation network to meet this need.
It is with great pleasure to announce that rides are now available in Northeastern Minnesota for our veterans. This is a vital and extremely beneficial service to our veterans who have served our country.
All DAV drivers are required to be registered Minneapolis VA Volunteer Drivers. Volunteer drivers must have a state driver’s license, a clean driving record, personal auto insurance, no current health or mental issues and must be able to complete a physical and a background check.
In addition to the pleasure of serving Veterans, it’s a great way to enjoy conversations with Veterans and make new friends.
This is a plea to sign up to be a volunteer driver for the program. We NEED drivers to make this program successful!
Please contact Dan Welsand, DAV Northeast Minnesota Transportation Coordinator, at 715- 398-2416 or 218-204-0693, or email him at Daniel.Welsand@va.gov if you want to be a part of this special team. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Paul McDonald
4th District County Commissioner