“Expense-wise, this [current] van will start killing us,” he said of the costs to maintain the current van. “They’re expensive to repair. We carry approximately 20 to 28 veterans a week and right now I’ve got two vans on the road.”
Since the inception of the transportation network, DAV volunteers have driven more than 555,702,839 miles, donated 30,676,568 hours of service and provided 14,826,805 free rides to veterans.
People can also donate to the DAV van fund by sending checks to Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 28, P.O. Box 81, Kokomo, IN 46903.
Martin Slagter can be reached at 765-454-8570, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @slagterm.