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2015-11-19

Alamo Call-a-Ride 4 Vets serves veterans & spouses

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November is a great time to register, or tell a veteran friend to register, for "Alamo Call-a-Ride 4 Vets," a free transportation program for veterans, their spouses, widows and widowers of spouses in the Alamo community.
As transportation can be a challenging barrier for many in accessing benefits and services in the Alamo region, AACOG has partnered with the Texas Veterans Commission to provide the free rides service.
The program is available to veterans, regardless of income, and their spouses throughout the 13-county AACOG Region, including Bandera County. The rides can be used for a variety of purposes - grocery shopping, medical appointments, prescription pick-ups, visiting government offices and job interviews or to visit a friend or relative. Five to seven days' notice is normally required to schedule rides once the veteran or spouse has registered for the program.
Donna Teall, a United States Air Force Veteran and Call-a-Ride 4 Vets program coordinator, said "We are often asked why veterans should register if a veteran has a car and doesn't need rides. Veterans who register can then donate their unused rides to fellow vets! Also, they may need transportation in the future. Registering allows riders to easily utilize the ride program when other transportation (car breakdown, relative out of town, etc.) is not available. There are no forms to fill out and the registration process is very easy!"
To register for the program, please email: vetrides@askasc.org, or call toll-free at 800-960-5201. For more information, visit www.aacog.com/carv.