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State donates van to help veterans get to medical appointments

March 18, 2004

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The transportation program at the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs medical center was enhanced recently with the donation of a van to take Eastern Panhandle veterans to and from the medical center for appointments.

The West Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs donated the van, according to a news release.

Veterans needing this service must be able to get on and off the van without assistance and must call the transportation office at least 48 hours in advance of their appointment, the news release said.

The number for the transportation department is 304-263-0811, ext. 3732.

Veterans can meet the van at the following locations in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties:

  • Berkeley Springs American Legion Post, U.S. 522 North, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

  • Kellers Restaurant, W.Va. 9, Hedgesville, W.Va.

  • VFW Post 3522, Liberty Street, Charles Town, W.Va.

  • Country Roads Market, W.Va. 51 East, Middleway, W.Va.

  • Waffle House, W.Va. 51, Inwood, W.Va.

  • Ambrose Towers, 703 Porter Ave., Martinsburg.

  • Tomahawk Valley Store, W.Va. 7, Tomahawk, W.Va.

  • American Legion Post 14, 125 Race St., Martinsburg.

  • West Virginia Information Center, U.S. 340, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

  • Sheetz, W.Va. 45, Shepherdstown, W.Va.

  • 7-11, U.S. 11 North, Marlowe, W.Va.

The van will be driven by volunteers who must first complete an orientation and physical examination at the medical center. Anyone interested in volunteering may call 304-263-0811, ext. 3309.

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