Veterans get new ride to appointments
The fleet of vehicles that transports area veterans has been reinforced. A new Ford Flex is replacing an aging van for taking disabled vets to their doctor's appointments.
It costs $28,000. Two-thirds of that is paid by a donation from the Masons organization. The rest is funded through a grant.
The DAV Transportation fleet gives rides to about 100 veterans a week.
"They're always concerned about missing their appointments, they got an appointment and how they're going to get there and so on and these vehicles are what keeps them going,” said DAV Dispatcher Dave Aten.
DAV drivers have 22 vehicles across Nebraska to transport veterans to their appointments.