VA Illiana Health Care System, Danville, Illinois
Disabled American Veterans Donate Two Vans to VAIHCS
The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) recently donated a 12 passenger van and a 7 passenger van to the VA Illiana Health Care System (VAIHCS). The two vans will transport Veterans to and from their appointments at the VA hospital in Danville, Illinois. The 12 passenger van will be utilized to transport Veterans from Decatur, Illinois to Danville. Seven volunteer drivers coordinate the trips that are made on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Last year there were 147 trips made for 805 Veterans for a total of 25,425 miles. The 7 passenger van will be utilized to transport Veterans from Robinson, Illinois to Danville on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Three volunteer drivers coordinate the trips that last year saw 134 trips for 298 Veterans for a total of 24,218.
The DAV has a Transportation Coordinator, Bob Barrett, who coordinates these trips, as well as others. Barrett works with the volunteer drivers and Veterans to see that they get transportation when needed so they can make their appointments.