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Volunteer Drivers Needed for Veterans Van

(Sewell, NJ) - Gloucester County is seeking volunteers to help drive veterans to medical facilities and appointments utilizing the DAV van.

According to VA rules, the van can only be driven by approved volunteers.  Providing transportation to the veterans is a partnership between the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Gloucester County, and the community. The VA provided the van which was paid for by DAV Chapter 64 [Deptford] and Army - Navy Union # 52 [National Park], Gloucester County pays for all of the gas and maintenance and the veterans and community provide volunteer drivers.

Gloucester County Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney said that not all of the veterans' medical needs can always be accommodated at the Gloucester County VA Health Clinic. 

"Sometimes veterans need to go to the Philadelphia VA or to Wilmington, or some other location.  We are looking for a solid group of volunteers who can donate some of their time to help get our veterans to locations that are not served by the regular county shuttle."

Freeholder Giuseppe (Joe) Chila said, "Volunteers will use the DAV vehicle and the county provides the gas and maintenance, so all we need are people who can volunteer a few hours of their time a week to those who have honorably served our country."

Chila said that anyone interested in volunteering can call the Gloucester County Office of Veterans Affairs to receive a Volunteer Application.  The Gloucester County Office of Veterans Affairs can be reached at (856) 401-7660.

Volunteers will be required by the VA to take a VA administered physical exam and drivers exam.