The vehicles will become part of the DAV Transportation Network that enlists volunteer drivers to take sick and disabled veterans to VA medical centers across the country. They will be deployed to DAV locations in Little Rock, Arkansas, Iowa City, Iowa, Iron Mountain, Michigan, Omaha, Nebraska, Portland, Oregon, Salt Lake City, Utah and Seattle, Washington. Since 1996, Ford has donated 199 vehicles to the DAV fleet.
"Transportation and community service are two important areas where Ford excels," said Jim Vella, President, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. "We are proud to be able to help these heroes of freedom get the critical services they need to make their lives better."
DAV National Commander Ron Hope added, "We are extremely proud of our long partnership with Ford Motor Company. Ford is an American institution and we're grateful they continue to support the men and women who preserve the American way of life we hold sacred. Without this donation many of these veterans would go without the medical care they earned."