A new program is helping military veterans with disabilities get to important medical appointments with free specialized transportation assistance.
It's all thanks in part to some non-profits coming together.
Ty Brennan explains.
“Every Wednesday at 8am, at 7th Street these folks pick me up and take me down.”
Military veteran Donald Hansen receives a ride to his weekly doctor's appointment.
He's diabetic and blind; and he relies on these rides from the Veterans Transportation Assistance Program and the drivers from the quality transport.
“They come and pick me up with care, so it’s nice to be able to depend on somebody,” Hansen says.
Hansen says that rides used to be hard to come by, but not anymore thanks to two non-profits that came together.
The MORE Foundation and Core Institute are collaborating to help these veterans out.
“What the MORE Foundation is doing is they're actually prepaying and taking that benefit and making it so that anybody, they don't have to qualify for it,” says Dana McWilliams with Quality Transport Services. “Anybody who doesn't have the means to get the transportation they need for their medical appointments.”
“Vets often miss because they can't afford or no reliable rides from vets,” says Marc Jacofsky with the Moore Foundation.
All involved say it's rewarding to make sure the men and women who gave so much for our country over the years are taken care of.
“It's nice that they put that extra foot out there to help you,” says Hansen.
Ty Brennan fox 10 news.