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The Department of Veteran Affairs issues call for help

VA Volunteer Transport Patient Network seeks volunteers

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - It's a calling answered by few and even then many don't make the cut. Enlisting in the Armed Forces is just the first step in a long journey to becoming of the country's protectors.

The mission is demanding, testing them physically and mentally. And, when it's time to put the uniform away, many are left with scars both physical and psychological.

The Department of Veteran Affairs provides our veterans with medical services. In clinics, such as the one in Yuma, services are limited. So, veterans are transported to facilities that can meet their needs.

That's where the volunteer transport patient network comes into play. A fleet of volunteer drivers provides transportation to and from VA medical facilities.

But, the Department of Veteran Affairs is reporting a drastic shortage o volunteer drivers and is pleading with the community for volunteers to step forward. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer driver you must be at least 18-years of age, have a clean driving record, and be able to pass a physical exam.

Making A Difference / The Good Stuff / Yuma County

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