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Veteran transportation service discussed in Lewis County

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Veteran transportation service discussed in Lewis County
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Lowville, N.Y. -- Over 2,000 veterans live in Lewis County, and many of them are unable to drive to their medical appointments.

The Disabled American Veterans held a meeting Sunday in Lowville to discuss setting up a transportation service there.

Several transport vans are currently located in Watertown, but driving all the way out to Lewis County has strained drivers.

If the community can find fifteen volunteers, the DAV promises they will give the county a twelve passenger van to start the service.

Six people at Sunday's meeting agreed to volunteer.

A coordinator has also been chosen, which means the focus is now finding those extra volunteers.

"It doesn't take a special person or special license to do this,” DAV Transport Coordinator Bill Gleason said. “If you're non-VET or Vet you can be a driver. A New York State driver's license, no DUI's or DWI's."

Want to volunteeer?

Those interested in driving can reach out to the DAV's North Country Coordinator can call 315-425-4343.


Those interested in driving can reach out to the DAV's North Country Coordinator at 315-425-4343.

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