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2009-09-03 / Community News

VA to Offer Shuttle Service

The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System is set to implement a shuttle route from the La Grange VA Clinic to the Olin E. Teague VA Medical Center in Temple.

The shuttle service is projected to run Monday through Friday to assist Veterans scheduled for specialty health care appointments, or tests at the Temple hospital. The transportation service is provided free of cost to Veterans.

The VA is currently looking for volunteer drivers to assist with this program. All volunteer drivers will receive specific training provided by the VA.

"Our drivers throughout Central Texas find that volunteering to take a Veteran to medical appointments is very rewarding," said Sherry Hughes, the chief of voluntary service for the CTVHCS. "Some Veterans would not be able to come to the hospital without the volunteer drivers because some Veterans are no longer driving."

Hughes said that Veterans are welcomed to use the shuttle service for convenience too.

If you would like to volunteer or know of someone who would be interested in volunteering, please call Sherry Hughes at 1-800- 423-2111, ext. 42893 or County Judge Ed Janecka's office at (979) 968-6469 for more information.

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